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...
A WET PERIOD IS LIKELY FOR THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA THROUGH TUESDAY AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY STALLS TO OUR SOUTH... TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH COOLER ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS WINDS TURN TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST... DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATER NEXT WEEK
What is the Wettest Month of the Year on Average in Norfolk, Virginia?
Many people might be surprised that the wettest month of the year in Norfolk, Virginia is July, with August being a close second place. It may seem like one of the winter months is wetter since we do have plenty of damp, dreary, cloudy days during the cooler months of the year. However, itís the summer storms that drop the most rain. A thunderstorm can easily drop several inches of rain in a very short period. During the winter, the precipitation is mostly light to moderate in nature. The other significant factor is tropical cyclones and their remnants. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The heavy rainfall associated with those systems increases the overall averages during the summer. Even if we donít get hit directly from a tropical cyclone or its remnants, the moisture that sometimes is brought into our region from a tropical cyclone enhances rainfall amounts under certain weather conditions. Itís the overall weather pattern during the summer months that brings in copious amounts of moisture from the tropical Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The Bermuda High is largely responsible for pumping in this moisture. In July, we average over four and a half inches of rain. November and December are our driest months here in the Hampton Roads area as they average less than three inches of precipitation.