Archive for September 16, 2008

CLOUDS DOMINATE ALONG WITH A COOL NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND… WHEN WILL THE SKIES FINALLY CLEAR?… THE TROPICS REMAIN QUIET

The frontal boundary that moved through Hampton Roads on Monday stalled to our southeast and as waves of energy move up along the boundary, areas of rain developed. Parts of NC received some heavy rain on Tuesday which was most beneficial. On Tuesday, I picked up 0.30 inches in my backyard. Some forecasters didn’t think that there was going to be much in the way of rain today, but Mother Nature thought otherwise.  The front is going to slow to move away and actually it will dissipate slowly over the next few days. Our winds will be predominantly from the Northeast over the next several days so it will be cool. How much cloundiness we see is questionable. With high pressure to our north and general low pressure to our southeast, a fairly steep pressure gradient will develop producing a long fetch of fairly strong NE winds offshore. This should increase wave heights as we head towards the weekend. Rain chances should diminish after Wednesday.

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