RARE SUMMER WARMTH CONTINUES
The A/C is still humming into October. As first forecast last week, It was the WARMEST October 3rd in 35 years (1983). Preliminary high of 86° ranks 4th warmest for the date. Record 90° 1954.
We were 15-degrees above average Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis and that is even above normal temp for any summer afternoon. The highest average high in Indianapolis peaks at 85-degrees from June 26th through July 29th.
Worth noting is the HEAT INDEX near 90-degrees at 4 pm. It peaked at 89-degrees. That's very rare air! Scanning weather records - this is only the second time on record that an October 3rd has been this humid and reached a heat index this high. The last time in 1954.
This young October is already the 10th warmest to date and we see more heat on the horizon. A pull back occurs behind a cold front Thursday but warm is renewed this weekend and lasts well into next week. A late season HOT DOME anchors over the eastern U.S. delivering summer-like temperatures 15 to 20-degrees above normal well into next week!