CHRISTMAS IN JULY
It's hard to believe that the end of July is in sight! August is right around the corner and the kids will be going back to school soon! The State Fair is knocking at our door... and Fall will soon follow. I just hope we get a Fall... highs in the 70s & 80s seem so rare! WAVE 3 will be at the State Fair on Tuesday - August 23rd with Clear Channel (84 WHAS Radio) so mark you calendars.
Finally a break from the oppressive heat & humidity. With northerly winds we were treated to lower levels of both... unfortunately it's not going to last long. The pattern with high pressure moving in will bring the return flow of southerly winds back into the region later this week... increasing both the heat & humidity and thereby generating a few scattered storms.
You may have noticed the previous post. I think we're stuck in this pattern for another month of longer where we have extended periods of very warm, above normal temperatures. As the high pressure moves east we feed back in the moisture needed for the scattered storms. The models try to build a ridge out west and warm up the west coast. This would allow for stormy weather to invade the Ohio Valley more frequently - I'm not sure we'll be that close to the edge of the ridge. The alternative is under the ridge with the hotter temperatures. I say the temperatures average well above normal through August into September and a pattern transition will be attempted at the end of that period. This means get used to the hot weather I think it's here to stay for another month or so.
I had the chance to make my way to Schnitzelburg this evening for the 41st Annual Dainty Festival. Street games kept children busy and out of trouble back in the day - and in shape might I add. The tradition came over from Germany in the mid-1800s. George Hauk started the Dainty Festival 41 years ago and is among those responsible for keeping the tradition alive. This event celebrates Louisville's immigrant roots & preserves a sense of community as thousands gather to see who can hit the Dainty the farthest. Players use a broom handle or other similar stick to flip a peg off the ground, and then swat the peg in mid-air. Whoever's peg flies the farthest wins. It's my understanding that Jerry Clark tookaway the honors this year hitting the peg 93 feet. You may recall that back around 2005 John Belski won hitting the peg over 100 feet. It was a fun time with a lot of great folks... it's held on the last Monday every July.
Pictured below: Me with Mr. George Hauk. Barry Berson 2010 Dainty World Champion