Currently, in our area…

…the temperature is 99.5 degrees, with a heat index of 122.

Stay inside if you can, and if not, drink lots of non-alcoholic fluids!!

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Jared Smith

Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://cantalyssa.blogspot.com cantalyssa

    The bank sign showed 100 in Moncks Corner at 2:00pm.

    ick

  • http://cantalyssa.blogspot.com cantalyssa

    The bank sign showed 100 in Moncks Corner at 2:00pm.

    ick

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I never really believe those bank signs. The temperature sensor is inside a matte black metal structure, so of course it’s going to be a little high.

    I ran the numbers for what TWC was showing from the airport a little while ago 97/49 (temp/humidity), and the formula for heat index showed 110.3F (43.5C).

    Either way, it’s still ve’y hot.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I never really believe those bank signs. The temperature sensor is inside a matte black metal structure, so of course it’s going to be a little high.

    I ran the numbers for what TWC was showing from the airport a little while ago 97/49 (temp/humidity), and the formula for heat index showed 110.3F (43.5C).

    Either way, it’s still ve’y hot.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    I’d say that 100 degrees was a pretty accurate number in Moncks Corner today. A personal weather station in Summerville hit over 100 today, and Goose Creek wasn’t far behind (99.5 or so), so I’d say that bank sign was actually right on at that time. My station was at 100.4 for about 25 minutes earlier today before the clouds started moving in and the heat backed off.

    Also, numbers you get from TWC aren’t necessarily from the airport anymore. Last year, on TWC’s website, they rolled out displaying conditions based on HiRAD Technology, which is a system of complex algorithms that factor in various surface reporting sites and radar data that permits TWC to estimate conditions at pinpointed locations that would not otherwise have a sensor. It’s pretty accurate, too. Back around April or so, this technology came to the Local on the 8’s on TWC for our area (partially by my request; we were one of the first cable systems to receive this upgrade). This is why Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Summerville, etc. are featured in the “regional conditions” product on the :18/:48 local forecasts. Check it out sometime. :)

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    I’d say that 100 degrees was a pretty accurate number in Moncks Corner today. A personal weather station in Summerville hit over 100 today, and Goose Creek wasn’t far behind (99.5 or so), so I’d say that bank sign was actually right on at that time. My station was at 100.4 for about 25 minutes earlier today before the clouds started moving in and the heat backed off.

    Also, numbers you get from TWC aren’t necessarily from the airport anymore. Last year, on TWC’s website, they rolled out displaying conditions based on HiRAD Technology, which is a system of complex algorithms that factor in various surface reporting sites and radar data that permits TWC to estimate conditions at pinpointed locations that would not otherwise have a sensor. It’s pretty accurate, too. Back around April or so, this technology came to the Local on the 8’s on TWC for our area (partially by my request; we were one of the first cable systems to receive this upgrade). This is why Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Summerville, etc. are featured in the “regional conditions” product on the :18/:48 local forecasts. Check it out sometime. :)

  • http://beanboy89.blogspot.com/ beanboy89

    HiRad is great for the Current Conditions, but it seems to get the forecast wrong more than not. The past three days, it forecasted 100°+ temps, but the highest temp I saw was around 98°.

    The the Almanac (from Harrisburg Int’l) only showed the highs in the low/mid-90s. I wish HiRad would record the high and low temps and show then on the Almanac, much like in the way the early Weather STAR units showed the “SINCE MIDNIGHT: LO x°F HI x°F”.

  • http://beanboy89.blogspot.com/ beanboy89

    HiRad is great for the Current Conditions, but it seems to get the forecast wrong more than not. The past three days, it forecasted 100°+ temps, but the highest temp I saw was around 98°.

    The the Almanac (from Harrisburg Int’l) only showed the highs in the low/mid-90s. I wish HiRad would record the high and low temps and show then on the Almanac, much like in the way the early Weather STAR units showed the “SINCE MIDNIGHT: LO x°F HI x°F”.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Is HiRAD responsible for forecasting, too? I thought it was only a conditions reporting tool.

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Is HiRAD responsible for forecasting, too? I thought it was only a conditions reporting tool.

  • http://beanboy89.blogspot.com/ beanboy89

    I belive it is, unless TWC sends out different forecasts for every HiRAD location. I just checked my town (Hanover, PA; zipcode 17331) and another nearby town (Glenville, PA; zipcode 17329) on weather.com and the Current Conditions and Forecast are slightly different. It looks to be a HiRAD-generated product…

  • http://beanboy89.blogspot.com/ beanboy89

    I belive it is, unless TWC sends out different forecasts for every HiRAD location. I just checked my town (Hanover, PA; zipcode 17331) and another nearby town (Glenville, PA; zipcode 17329) on weather.com and the Current Conditions and Forecast are slightly different. It looks to be a HiRAD-generated product…

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Oh wow, how interesting!

  • http://www.jaredwsmith.com Jared Smith

    Oh wow, how interesting!

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I’m not 100% sure if the formula is coming out right or not though. A few posts back you posted 92.7/67, and the result of the formula is 3F lower than what you posted. Stretching the numbers out and making it like 92.777777/66.6666666 doesn’t make a big enough of a difference to even change it by .1F. I’ve tried a few different things and I get the same result every time.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I’m not 100% sure if the formula is coming out right or not though. A few posts back you posted 92.7/67, and the result of the formula is 3F lower than what you posted. Stretching the numbers out and making it like 92.777777/66.6666666 doesn’t make a big enough of a difference to even change it by .1F. I’ve tried a few different things and I get the same result every time.