Archive for June 21, 2009

IT MAY BE SUMMER BUT THE WEATHERMAP WILL LOOK LIKE EARLY SPRING… A NORTHERLY BREEZE AROUND A COASTAL LOW WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES DOWN OVER DURING THE EARLY WEEK PERIOD

A cold front moved through Hampton Roads without much fanfare as most of the energy and dynamics was far to our north. The Northern Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast had a miserable Saturday with rain and cool temperatures most of the day. Summer begins today (June 21st) but the set up on the weathermap will not be exactly summerlike.¬† A low pressure area is expected to strengthen off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern States¬†and the resultant wind flow around that developing low will produce a northerly breeze. So, what does that mean for us here in Hampton Roads? Well, it really depends on the exact location of the low. Forecasters believe that there will be lots of passing clouds with just a slight chance (20%) of a shower over the next few days. Temperatures won’t be hard to take as the heat of Saturday are gone. Tides will run above normal, especially in our northern coastal waters. The low will slowly pull away and weaken later this week and this should cause our weather to become warmer and more humid, which is basically normal for late June weather for SE VA. You should get out there and enjoy the cooler temperatures as we know that since summer is here, we have a lot more heat and humdity to deal with over the next few months.

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