Archive for March 28, 2009

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN IS ON THE WAY… WILL WE SEE SEVERE WEATHER?… WHEN WILL THE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN END?

One round of wet weather is now (Saturday morning) moving out to sea as a weak low moves away. A more potent system is now developing well to our southwest and this system is expected to bring us another round of wet weather tonight and into Sunday morning. Thunerstorms are a distinct possibility along with the chance of a severe thunderstorm. Instability will be increasing throughout the night so please stay tuned to the local media and NWS for the latest updates. The wet weather should move away on Sunday. Temperatures will be on the mild side throughout the weekend in our southern zones. Areas to the north on the other side of the front will be a bit cooler. I picked up about 0.80 inches of rain overnight and more is expected tonight making the month of March an above normal month precipitation wise. Once this next system moves away on Sunday, we should have a few days to dry out. I noticed that my weeds are getting quite high in my backyard so hopefully I’ll be able to do some yard work on Sunday afternoon. Is the warm weather here to stay? Well, there will still be some cold air intrusions into the US, especially in the middle of the nation, over the next several weeks, but how much of the cold air makes it east is questionable. We’re getting to that time of year when the polar and arctic air masses moderate quite rapidly due to the high angle of the early spring sun. You’ve probably seen on the news the wild weather conditions occurring from the Northern Plains down through the Gulf Coast states. There have been blizzard conditions, tornadoes, river flooding, and very heavy rain reported in those areas. Note that blizzards are typical for early spring in the Rockies and the Plains States. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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