Archive for August 16, 2009

THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC BECOMES VERY ACTIVE… SUNSHINE DOMINATES OUR FORECAST FOR SUNDAY… TEMPERATURES CREEP UP A BIT THIS WEEK

Hurricane season got off to a very slow start, but now it appears that it wants to make up for lost time. By later this evening (Sunday), there may be three tropical cyclones on the map in the Atlantic Basin. We have ragged looking Ana, a large, very impressive looking Bill and a newly formed tropical depression that should impact the panhandle of Florida. Go to the TPC site http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ for positions, intensity, and forecast tracks of each of these systems. The way it looks right now (and of course, things are going to change) Bill looks to be the one to watch. It is very large and conditions are expected be fairly good for strenghening as he chugs along deep in the tropical trade winds. It’s too early to speculate exactly where Bill will go, but folks along the East Coast need to pay attention to this system during the upcoming week. Our weather will feature lots of sunshine on Sunday, but as the week goes on the chances of thunderstorms should slowly increase. The chances of storms greatly depends on a trough out to our west. How close will that get and will be able to make much eastward progress given the strength of the Bermuda High. Temperatures will slowly inch up but forecasters right now are not predicting intense heat like we saw last week. Just some lower 90’s, which is typical for this time of year.

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