Today’s Weather Authority Forecast: June 21, 2022

Summer begins today with the solstice at 5:13 AM EDT…

Seasons

The temperature trend over the next 7 days…

Heat

Temperature forecast for today 6/21/2022…

Tuesday

Temperature forecast for Wednesday 6/22/2022…

Wednesday

Temperature forecast for Thursday 6/23/2022…

Thursday

After the stretch of record heat some relief is in sight with a return of isolated to scattered thunderstorms Friday through the weekend into early next week.

7day

Some heat stats for Albany, GA…

*There have been 2 99° days in May, and 6 99° days in June pending final review after parts of the ASOS station was replaced at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (KABY).

*Albany, GA has yet to top 100° this year.

*The all-time record high for Albany, GA is 107° set on July 14, 1980.

*The Records are: Tues. 6/21 102° (2009), Wed. 6/22 102° (2009), Thurs. 6/23 104° (1944), & Fri. 6/24 104° (1981).

So if the forecast verified, there’s a chance the records would be shattered for Wed 6/22 & Thurs 6/23.

*As for the Heat Index or “feels-like”. Dew points or the measure of moisture will return into the upper 60’s and low to mid 70’s.

This will send heat indices past 110° for several days, and in some cases 113°-115° which is Excessive Heat Warning criteria for our area.

Things to remember…

*This “death ridge” heat dome setup is not uncommon for early summer, but its strength is.

*The official temperatures are taken by the observation sites by the NWS.

*Temperature measurements in direct sunlight such as your car’s thermometer are not as accurate as the proper methods for measuring temperature.

*Still, this week especially, you should practice heat safety. Stay hydrated, and take frequent breaks in the A/C. Check on your friends and neighbors including the elderly and your pets. Check the back seat!!! Stay safe! Beat the heat!

It’s important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke as temperatures reach dangerous levels.

The heat will be dangerous to those without proper cooling & hydration. Be safe!

Heat Signs

Heat Safety

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Today

99° Hi

Hot/Record: 102° (2009)

Winds: WNW 5 mph

Precipitation chance: 0%

Tonight

72° Low

Mostly Clear

Winds: W 5 mph

Precipitation chance: 0%