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...
AFTER RECORD BREAKING HEAT, A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION BRINGING COOLER CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND... SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES
Why does a heat wave sometimes follow a cool spell in the spring and early summer?
While strange but true, many a heat wave has come on the heels of a cool spell in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The reason is that the same cool, Canadian high pressure area that brings in the cool air moves off the east coast and then pumps up warm air on its back side. Remember, winds blow clockwise around high pressure areas in the northern hemisphere, so as the high settles off the east coast, winds turn southwesterly, and this brings in the warm and sometimes humid air. A very notable example of this occurred in April 1976, when the temperature reached 96 degrees on April 18th in NYC after a cool spell a week earlier.