Well I just uploaded the archive data for June to both sites. I was surprised to see that this June had an increase in cooling degree days of around 20% over last year. Hopefully this year will continue like last year, a warm June followed by below normal July and August.
The “official” storm chase season is over in the plains, but we won’t stop! If we have free time and severe weather is nearby we will try to chase or stream from our home. Sunday looks like a possible chase day, although it doesn’t look all that good for tornadoes. Monday is a bit to far out, but if the cold front continues it’s movement we could likely have some storms on Monday. What would a 4th of July weekend be without some thunder in the St. Louis area.
On a personal note, we are waiting for a geothermal heating and cooling system to be installed in our home. Hopefully this will happen within 3-6 weeks. I will be creating a page or two on the site to document the installation and energy savings that we will see from this system. I am anticipating atleast a $50.00 a month savings in our all electric home.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!