Oh, say – can you see that sunshine? It will be there any time you look on this spectacular Independence Day. We’ve finally seen the last of low pressure on the upper air charts for awhile, and high pressure at the surface dominates through most of Sunday. We’ll warm from the mid to upper 70s today back to average temperatures by Sunday, when the humidity also begins returning.
The coldest Fourth Of July morning ever on record was 48, and we missed that by 6 degrees (of separation.) The low was 49 in Lafayette and 50 in Muncie.
The National Hurricane Center says Arthur made landfall as a Category 2 storm at 11:15 last night between Cape Lookout and Beaufort North Carolina. Cat 2 storms have winds up to 110 mph. Arthur is moving back out to the northeast, with its primary threat to land now consisting of heavy rainfall.
The National Weather Service crunched the Fourth Of July stats for Indy, and for over 100 years the chances of rain have been…almost 50/50.
Dry Fourth: 74 times (52%)
Wet Fourth: 69 times (48%)
One Inch or More Precip: 12 times (8%)
90+ Degrees: 39 times (27%)
High < 80 Degrees: 26 times (18%) The temperature has only gotten into the triple digits twice on Independence Day, in 1911 and just two years ago in 2012. I think I'll skip the Parade in 2113. INDY ALMANAC: The average high today is 85 and the average low is 66. Records are 103 and 48. The sun rises at 6:22 and sets at 9:16. PAUL'S PREVIOUS PREDICTION: Yesterday's high was 73. My forecast was 73.