Heat continues for another day Tue. with highs well into the 90s & heat indices 100-110. Now let's not get carried away. This is just a little above avg. for the local area as our avg. high this time of year is 92 degrees, so we're only a few degrees above avg. The Northern U.S. has endured far greater deviations & -- in fact -- generally had hotter temps. last week than the First Coast. The heat wave has been broken across the north by a weak cool front & a bit of a "dip" in the jet stream. This dip south will drop temps. aloft over the local area Wed.-Fri. which will make for an unstable atmosphere & better coverage of afternoon showers & storms.
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** for a look at how the Salvation Army is helping out during the heat wave.We did see a few intense afternoon storms Sat.
along the sea breeze. The first photo below is from Aaron Rogers in Oceanway -- nice shot of the building cumulonimbus clouds....the second photo is from Dawn in Middleburg.
During these hot times, remember the zoo's special offer:
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces its 92 at the Zoo summer promotion. From June 18 through August 31, 2012, when the temperature is predicted to be higher than 92 degrees, guests can enjoy half-off general admission with a coupon from the Zoo’s official website at jacksonvillezoo.org. If two of the three local weather authorities predict the weather to be 92 degrees or higher, a coupon will be posted on the Zoo’s website -- click here. Zoo officials will determine whether a coupon will be placed on the website on the day prior based on a 92 degrees or higher prediction made by the First Alert Weather website. The coupon is good for the day indicated on the coupon only and cannot be used in combination with any other discount or offer, including Zoo Value Tickets (Tue., July 10th is posted). The coupon is updated after 4:00 p.m. each day. Determinations for Saturday through Monday are made on the Friday prior. Please note that this offer is not valid on Wednesday, July 4 or Saturday, July 21.
The tropics remain quiet on the Atlantic side but are quite the opposite in the E. Pacific with "Daniel" & "Emilia" but neither storm will affect any land areas. Remember the list of names for the E. Pacific is not the same as the Atlantic Basin where the next name will be "Ernesto".