My first child, Carsyn Storm Caldwell, was born at 7:25am on June 26th. If he'd waited just another week and a half we would have been exactly 30 years a part... but he runs the show and he came when he was ready. Technically, he isn't my 1st child. I have had a step-son for a while, Caleb, and he acts more like me than I do... LOL
This has been a wonderful experience. I just never knew that I could love someone that much. This is someone that doesn't even talk yet. He isn't even a week old yet, but I can tell you that he has my heart and most of my attention.
Here he is with his brother
There they are! I have no idea who he looks like...?!?!?!?!
This is probably my favorite picture so far... every single time we change his diaper he cries and cries and cries... until this time! He found Winnie the Pooh on his wipes and never cried the first tear ;)
I want to thank everyone for their kind words and well wishes.
I unfortunately missed some amazing weather... well I didn't miss it... I missed reporting on the record-breaking heat. Hopefully, you all understand why I have been missing in action.
Here's some info about this heat wave.
A heat wave for the record books continues across the Bluegrass State, rivaling the historic heat waves of the 1930s Dust Bowl. The mercury soared past 100 degrees across most of east Kentucky on Friday June 29th establishing new all-time record highs at both the National Weather Service in Jackson and at the London-Corbin Airport.
At Jackson, the temperature climbed to 104ºF. This temperature obliterated the old daily record for June 29th of 92ºF set in 1988 and established a new all-time record high for the station as well. The previous all-time record high at Jackson was 101ºF set last on August 18th, 1988. Climate records at NWS Jackson date back to 1981.
At the London-Corbin Airport, where records began in 1954, the temperature climbed to 105ºF. This temperature obliterated the old daily record for June 29th of 93ºF set in 1988 and established a new all-time record high for the station as well. The previous all-time record high at London was 102ºF set on August 16th, 2007. Climate records at the London-Corbin Airport date back to 1954.
The following table shows the record highs for June, July, and August for several ASOS and Cooperative Observing Stations in eastern Kentucky. Items in red are new records established this year. Note that Cooperative Observing Stations report to the National Weather Service each morning, reporting their high temperature for the previous 24 hours. Several stations have not only established new record highs for the month of June, but all time record highs.
|Location||Record High for June||Year(s) for June Record||Record High for July||Year(s) for July Record||Record High for August||Year(s) for August Record||Period of Record|
|Barbourville||106 (all time record)||2012||104||1952||102||1983, 1954||1950-2012|
|Farmers||104||1936||105||1999, 1954,1936, 1930||106||1936||1904-2012|
|Jackson||104 (all time record)||2012||101||1988||101||1988||1981-2012|
|London||105 (all time record)||2012||101||1999, 1988||102||2007||1954-2012|
|Monticello||105 (all time record)||2012||103||1988||103||1988||1956-2012|
|West Liberty||107||1994||103||1999, 1988, 1952||103||1953||1905-1908, 1948-2012|
* This is an unofficial temperature from the Middlesboro AWOS. The official cooperative weather observational record for Middlesboro ended in 2009. The Middlesboro AWOS reached 108 degrees on June 29, 2012, and the Yellow Creek RAWS station at Cumberland Gap National Park just outside Middlesboro reached 106 degrees. The official record high for June for Middlesboro (based on cooperative weather observations) continues to be 102 degrees from 1933.
Of special note are temperature records broken from the decade of the 1930s. During the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s Kentucky experienced it's greatest heat waves on record. Stations which have records going back to the 1930s include Williamsburg (this includes a station move in 2004), Middlesboro, Mount Sterling, and Farmers.
Williamsburg's record of 106 degrees from June 29 broke the old June monthly record of 105 degrees set in 1936. Mount Sterling's high temperature of 104 from June 29 broke the June monthly record of 103 set in 1934. Farmers reached 103 degrees on June 29, just missing their June record high of 104 degrees set in 1936.
I'll be back in pocket soon!