So the heatwave we just experienced set records almost daily. From high temperatures to high minimum temperatures, we also had 10 days straight of 100+ weather, this ranks number 2 all time for St. Louis, only topped by 1936.
ST. LOUIS (1874-PRESENT) 1 13 8/24/1936 2 10 7/07/2012 3 9 7/17/1936 4 8 7/24/1934 T5 7 8/02/1953 T5 7 8/09/1930 7 6 7/14/1966 T8 5 7/23/1983 T8 5 6/29/1952 T8 5 8/06/1947 As we move forward it appears our temperatures will be back to a more normal range for the next week. I wouldn't be surprised to see extreme heat return another time or two as the summer progresses, if the past patterns hold up we could be in for one tough summer. Drought conditions continue to worsen with only spotty relief the last few days. Here at our home we have only received 2.32 inches of rain since May 1. Other than tonight, the rest of the week looks to be dry. As always stay aware of current weather, thing can go bad quick, be ready to take action on any warnings issued.