Captain's Log 18 July '21 Hot/Dry Conditions Expanding

Captain's Log

Happy Sunday! :)

We're just a couple weeks away from moving into our new corporate headquarters in downtown Bethlehem, PA! It's been a long 10 month process, but we're down the home stretch. We'll have a lot of cool things to share with you in the weeks ahead, even a time-lapse construction video. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

18 July log 1-min

For all the Allergy & Asthma suffers across the U.S., we presented out late Summer - Fall ragweed outlook with our partners at the Allergy & Asthma Network. If you suffer from're not going to like September! :( Sorry. We also have a great forecast tool that helps determine allergy, asthma and flu suffering on an index out through May 2022 (next year) on the AAN site, we hope it helps folks become PROACTIVE not REACTIVE to managing these diseases.

18 July log 2-min

Last week (11-17 July) across the World shows the U.S. trending -1.3F cooler than last year, coolest in 5 years and 18th coolest of the past 36 years for the U.S. overall. The hot spots continued to be in the West and North Central U.S. with continued cooler than average conditions in the South Central. Rainfall was almost twice last year making it the wettest middle July period in 29 years.

18 July log 3-min

China took the top hot spot trending the hottest in 36+ years, Russia warmest in 11 years, Canada warmest in 9 years and Europe warmest in 3 years where severe flooding impacted areas like Germany.

18 July log 4-min

Flooding might be welcome in the North Central U.S. where the models continue to way over forecast rainfall. A look back at the past three months shows the North Central U.S. trending the driest in 9 years and 6th driest of the past 36 years. Central Iowa (Des Moines) in the heart of the Corn Belt is even worse trending driest in 9 years and 3rd driest of the past 36 years with a little over 8" the past few months. The models would have suggested over 36"+ for this period, but dry soils tend to evaporate and reduce the intensity of incoming rainfall. The next 2-weeks look exceptionally dry in these same areas that desperately need rainfall and too wet in areas that don't need more.

18 July log 5-min

This week (18-24 July) shows the cooler July trends continuing for the U.S. overall with the nation -1.3F cooler than last year but still 12th warmest of the past 36 years. Rainfall looks to be about 32% less than last year and driest in 6 years, 5th driest in 36 years. The heavy rainfall continues from Texas to the Southeast while much of the rest of the country is very dry.

18 July log 6-min

Next week (25-31 July) shows the hot weather building and expanding East but the U.S. overall still trending cooler than a year ago and 13th warmest of the past 36 years. Drier trends continue with the wet areas remaining wet and dry areas remaining generally dry.

18 July log 7-min

The World 2-week outlook (18-31 July) to round out July shows the North Central U.S. and Central Canada as the hot/dry spots, while the Southeast U.S. trends cooler and wetter. Not quite as hot in Europe but continued hot and dry in Brazil.

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- Captain Kirk out.