Heat wave update as of 4 p.m.Until today, the heat wave that was so universally predicted for so many days didn't pack the punch we were led to believe. Today, the forecasts came true. For the first time in many days, the forecast high temperature and heat indexes were reached, and even exceeded. By late afternoon, the heat index of 112 in Minneapolis was the highest of any major city in the U.S. Take a bow, y'all.
Here's a summary of how the heat wave is "performing" against forecasts made on Friday night.
Here's a summary of the over (under) prediction of the heat wave to date for the period since Friday night. At this juncture (and assuming the 98-degree high for Monday holds), KARE has the best forecast record for the period measured; Fox, the worst.
80s or 90s for Next Weekend?
Finally, in another test of the extended outlook forecasting ability of the weather mavens in our midst, here's next weekend's forecast temperatures as of last night's (Sunday night) evening forecasts. (Note: KARE does not provide specific forecasts beyond day 5. The "90s" information was provided anecdotally.)