I’m back and healing and a tuesday recap

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I’m healing nicely after my wisdom teeth extraction wednesday and i’m back on regular posting schedule now. the 2 exceptions will be the 14th and 19th which are moving days for me. however as a bonus for several missed days this summer i will release my pliminary 2009-2010 winter forecast on august 20th. 

on tuesday we had more activity than normal due to severe weather and flooding so if  you visited the site for the first time tuesday welcome and feel free to comment.

here is some recap infro from the nws on an active tuesday, thankfully no lives were lost.

Record-breaking heavy rains fell in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as well as Floyd and Clark Counties in Indiana and strong thunderstorms regenerated over the area.  Rainfall amounts up to 6 inches fell between 7am and 10am EDT, especially in central Louisville.  Five inches of rain fell in 90 minutes from 7:45am to 9:15am, and rainfall rates up to an astounding 8.80 inches per hour were reported.

There were no fatalities or injuries.  A woman and two children were trapped and then rescued in New Albany.  Ten kittens and a dog at the metro animal services shelter in Louisville drowned when the building flooded.

In Louisville, nearly 200 people were rescued by emergency workers from the tops of cars and houses.  About 50 people were rescued by boat from a University of Louisville administrative office building.  Two children were pulled from a swollen creek when neighbors saw them get swept away as they walked too close to the stream.  Water was reported up to several feet deep in parts of Louisville.  Cars were submerged in a downtown parking lot.  Major flooding affected Churchill Downs and surrounding neighborhoods.  Interstates 65 and 264 were closed.  Floodwaters poured into homes and engulfed Louisville’s main public library downtown, several area hospitals, horse barns at Churchill Downs, and the University of Louisville campus.  Thousands of books were destroyed at the Louisville downtown library, with a million dollars in damage.

Other water rescues were also reported in New Albany as well as in Sellersburg.  Massive flooding occurred in New Albany, where cars were set alfoat.  Up to three feet of water was on the streets of Jeffersonville, stalling vehicles.  Water entered homes and businesses in Lanesville.

Officially at Standiford International Airport (SDF), 4.53 inches of rain fell, which broke the old record for highest rainfall in a single day in August (set back in 1879).  Three inches of that rain fell in just one hour.

rainfall for the region on tue from cochrahs

louisville flooding rains

a hard day for many out there and my thoughts and paryers go to those affected.

1. let’s take  a step forward to our weekend as mentioned the other day the heat is on. one piece of good news is the models have backed off considerabily on another thunderstorm complex friday meaning a much drier transtion to hot and muggy. friday will have a southerly flow with highs in the mid 80’s and sunshine with increasing humidity.

2. the weekend will feature the core of a heat ridge overhead meaning sinking air a stable airmass and a cap in place to prevent much clouds or storms making the weekend sunny, hot and muggy with lows well into the 60’s and highs near 90. some areas may not hit 90 as considerable greens could reflect and asborb some of the sun’s effects coupled with extensive mositure that the sun will need to evaporate. my thinking is 90 on the spot we shall see. In my thinking as i see things now this will be the hotest weekend for the rest of the summer.

3. by early next week yet another front could begin to break down the ridge with a touch cooler temps.

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One Response to “I’m back and healing and a tuesday recap”

  1. Mitchg Says:

    speak of the devil here comes the complex of showers and storms the models got rid of moving se torward the ohio valley will raise storm chances to 40% for late this afternoon and eve north of 1-64. some isolated high water problems are possibile in counties near the ohio river.
    http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/index_loop.php

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