Archive for August 25, 2009

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL BE TYPICAL LATE SUMMER DAYS… FORECASTERS ARE WATCHING A DISTURBED AREA OF WEATHER NEAR PUERTO RICO

It seemed like every time thunderstorms hit Hampton Roads this summer, Norfolk or other areas to our north and west received the brunt of the storms receiving heavy rainfall while my VA Beach neighborhood barely received any rain.  Well, on Monday, things turned out quite different. While driving home late Monday afternoon in sunshine, I noticed that once I got to the Lynnhaven area, there were puddles. I saw the storms to my southeast while driving east on I-264. When I got home, I checked my rain gauge and sure enough, I saw that we received over three quarters of an inch of rain. Add that to the 1.50 we had over the weekend and we did pretty well here in Va Beach. The dissapating front that has brought this wet weather has moved further offshore so forecasters believe that there is less of a chance of rain today (Tuesday). However, a pop-up storm can occur this afternoon but they should be very isolated. The tropics are getting interesting again as there is a disturbance near Puerto Rico that bears watching. Some forecast models bring this system (92L) fairly close to this area. This movement is highly dependent on the positioning of the weather systems in the Eastern U.S. and the Western Atlantic. Normally, what is needed is a high off the NE coast. Even if the tropical system doesn’t affect us, a system from the west may bring us some rain over the weekend.

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