Dog Days of Summer ?

WHERE DID THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER GO? YES IT IS STILL MID AUGUST BUT FEELING MORE LIKE MID OCTOBER. WHAT HAPPENED? TO BE BRIEF...A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED LARGE UPPER TROUGH WAS CARVED OUT...WITH SOME ASSISTANCE FROM HURRICANE CHARLEY...WHICH BROUGHT A COOL DRY CANADIAN AIRMASS INTO THE REGION. ONCE THE VERY UNSEASONABLE AIRMASS WAS IN PLACE WE PROCEEDED TO SET NUMEROUS RECORD LOWS...ALL TIME RECORD LOWS AND RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR JUST ABOUT ALL STATIONS FOR SEVERAL DAYS! HERE AT JACKSON WE SET DAILY RECORD LOWS FOR THE LAST 4 DAYS! IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BOTH TIED THE ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD LOW WITH 54 DEGREES. FOR 6 STRAIGHT DAYS...MEI HAS SMASHED ITS RECORD LOWS AND BROKE THE ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD 3 TIMES WITH THE LOWEST READING COMING ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH 51 DEGREES! IN ADDITION TO BREAKING NUMEROUS RECORD LOWS ACROSS THE REGION...SEVERAL RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS WERE BROKEN...EVEN AS FULL SUNSHINE PREVAILED.

THE FOLLOWING TABLES SUMMARIZE THE MANY BROKEN RECORDS OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS:


THURSDAY 8/12            NEW  
LOCATION            RECORD LOW MAX       PREVIOUS RECORD

GREENWOOD   (GWO)         79                               80   1979
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                75                               80   2001

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FRIDAY 8/13         NEW RECORD LOW       PREVIOUS RECORD
LOCATION              TEMPERATURE                         

GREENVILLE  (GLH)         52                                       57   1964
GREENWOOD   (GWO)    52                                       60   1984
HATTIESBURG (HBG)      58                                       62   1987
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  58                             62   1931
MERIDIAN    (MEI)             55                                       61   1959
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)           55                                       57   1931

                      NEW ALL-TIME
                      RECORD LOW AUGUST  PREVIOUS RECORD
LOCATION              TEMPERATURE                       

GREENVILLE  (GLH)         52                                      54   1986
GREENWOOD   (GWO)    52 TIED                             52   1986
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  58                            59   1963
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)           55 TIED                             55   1963

LOCATION            NEW RECORD LOW MAX   PREVIOUS RECORD  

GREENVILLE  (GLH)          79                                     80   1964
GREENWOOD   (GWO)     76                                     82   1984
HATTIESBURG (HBG)       80                                     83   1987
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  81 TIED                   81   1964
MERIDIAN    (MEI)               79                                    81   1959
JACKSON     (JAN)              78                                    82   1922
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)             79                                    80   1944

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SATURDAY 8/14
LOCATION            NEW RECORD LOW       PREVIOUS RECORD

GREENVILLE  (GLH)             50                                 56   1931
GREENWOOD   (GWO)        52                                 58   1967    
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  52                           65   1950
JACKSON     (JAN)                54                                 57   1931
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                 53                                 61   2000
HATTIESBURG (HBG)          56                                 63   1951
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)               52                                 60   1931

                      NEW ALL-TIME
                      RECORD LOW AUGUST  PREVIOUS RECORD
LOCATION              TEMPERATURE

GREENVILLE  (GLH)             50                                 52   2004
GREENWOOD   (GWO)        52 TIED                        52   2004 & 1986
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  52                            58   2004
JACKSON     (JAN)                54 TIED                         54   1956
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                 53 TIED                         53   1976
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)               52                                  55   2004 & 1963

LOCATION            NEW RECORD LOW MAX   PREVIOUS RECORD

GREENWOOD   (GWO)         80                                 81   1963
HATTIESBURG (HBG)           81                                 84   1992
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  83 TIED                   83   1968
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                79                                 80   1991 & 1978

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SUNDAY 8/15
LOCATION             NEW RECORD LOW      PREVIOUS RECORD  

GREENVILLE  (GLH)              53                                 59   1967
GREENWOOD   (GWO)         54                                 59   1992    
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  53                            59   1963     
JACKSON     (JAN)                 54                                 59   1963
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                  51                                 59   1963
HATTIESBURG (HBG)           55                                 65   1963
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                54                                 63   1963

                      NEW ALL-TIME
                      RECORD LOW AUGUST  PREVIOUS RECORD
LOCATION              TEMPERATURE

JACKSON     (JAN)                  54 TIED                       54   2004 & 1956
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                   51                                 53   2004 & 1956
HATTIESBURG (HBG)            55 TIED                        55   1952

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MONDAY 8/16
LOCATION             NEW RECORD LOW      PREVIOUS RECORD

GREENVILLE  (GLH)               55                                  57   1929
GREENWOOD   (GWO)          53                                  58   1992    
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  56                              61   1963
JACKSON     (JAN)                  56                                  58   1992
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                   54                                  60   1999
HATTIESBURG (HBG)            57                                  59   1963
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                 55 TIE                            55   1963

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TUESDAY 8/17
LOCATION             NEW RECORD LOW      PREVIOUS RECORD

GREENVILLE  (GLH)               55                                   59   1929
GREENWOOD   (GWO)          55                                   58   1992    
TALLULAH-VICKSBURG (TVR)  55                               59   1992
JACKSON     (JAN)                  56                                   58   1992
MERIDIAN    (MEI)                   54                                   60   1999
HATTIESBURG (HBG)            57                                   61   1992
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                 57 TIE                             57   1963

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TUESDAY 8/18
LOCATION             NEW RECORD LOW      PREVIOUS RECORD

MERIDIAN    (MEI)                   56                                   63   1992
HATTIESBURG (HBG)            58                                   61   1951
NATCHEZ     (HEZ)                 61                                   62   1963

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NOW FOR A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. THIS AUGUST COOL EVENT IS LIKELY A
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT. ALL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA
EITHER SET DAILY RECORD LOWS OR SET ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD LOWS.
THIS DID NOT OCCUR JUST ONCE, BUT ON SEVERAL OR CONSECUTIVE
OCCASIONS. GLH, GWO, MEI AND HBG ALL HAD 6 CONSECUTIVE DAYS BELOW 60
DEGREES. JAN, TVR AND HEZ ALL HAD 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. A COOL STREAK
LIKE THIS HAS NEVER OCCURRED BEFORE IN AUGUST!

 

 


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