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...
WIND SHEAR, INTERACTION WITH LAND/MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, AND DRY AIR HAVE WREAKED HAVOC WITH TROPICAL STORM ERIKA... THE MAIN QUESTION NOW IS WHETHER THE STORM'S CIRCULATION CAN SURVIVE... OUR WEATHER HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS WILL BE PLEASANT THIS WEEKEND WITH NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES
Why is August the most humid month of the year in Hampton Roads?
Did you ever wonder why the humidity levels in August are so high? The reason is that the ocean temperature reaches its peak in August, which is usually around the 80 degree mark off of Virginia Beach. The warmer the temperature of the water is, the more water vapor evaporates from the surface of the water into the atmosphere, thus raising the humidity levels. The warm water temperature in August lessens the cooling effect of a sea breeze or a gradient wind coming from the ocean. In June, a breeze off the still cool ocean can bring much needed relief to coastal areas. However, in August, the cooling effect of a sea breeze lessens for two reasons. 1) Since the water isnít as cool as it was in June, the air temperature will not drop as much 2) Since the water is warmer and the evaporation rate is higher, the dew point will actually be higher right along the coast.