Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
ALTHOUGH IT WON'T BE THE BEST WEEKEND FOR THE BEACH HERE IN VIRGINIA BEACH, I THINK MOST OF US WILL ENJOY THE MILD TEMPERATURES AND MODERATE HUMIDITY LEVELS THIS WEEKEND... SINCE IT IS THE MIDDLE OF JULY, YOU KNOW THAT HEAT AND HUMIDITY CANNOT STAY AWAY TOO LONG
What is the Weather like during the Month of August in Hampton Roads?
The month of August is a very warm and humid month in Hampton Roads, with very few breaks from the humidity. One reason for the high humidity is the temperature of coastal waters. Water temperatures are usually at their highest in August and this causes more evaporation into the atmosphere. A wind off the water isnít as refreshing in August as it is in June or early July, but it still can give some relief from an intense heat wave. Thunderstorms are quite common during August, especially during the first half of the month. As the length of daylight decreases and the sunís intensity lessens slowly over the course of the month, the average temperature begins its decline which continues as we head towards winter. However, August can be (and usually is) a brutally uncomfortable month. Hurricane season begins to ramp up in earnest as the Cape Verde storms usually make their appearance this month. These are the long tracked tropical cyclones that develop way out in the central or eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Home grown storms are also possible during August as the water temperature off the Southeast Coast is warm enough for warm core storm development. August is the second wettest month on average for Hampton Roads. (July is the wettest month on average). This is primarily due to the heavy rainfall produced by thunderstorms and is partly due to tropical cyclones and their remnants that move through Hampton Roads in August. August is a great time to hit the beaches as the water temperatures are normally great for swimming. Of course, jelly fish can be prevalent this month due to the warm water temperatures.