Archive for August 29, 2009

DANNY REALLY WAS A NON-ISSUE FOR HAMPTON ROADS… A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY MAY BRING US AN UNSETTLED PERIOD OF WEATHER NEXT WEEK

Danny just could not fight off the hostile environment that he was in. For the most part there was the shear from a trough moving eastward through the Eastern U.S. There were other systems in the Western Atlantic that made it nearly impossible for Danny to become a hurricane. At the time of this writing, he is just a depression and is starting to accelerate to the N-NE. Eastern New England will have to deal with the heavy rain associated with both Danny and the trough that is moving through. Danny could become a strong extra-tropical low pressure area (for this time of year) as it moves into the coastal waters of the Northeastern states. For us, Danny wasn’t really a factor. I picked up 0.40 inches of rain overnight and now, as I write this, the sun is out and the sky is a deep blue. A cold front will be approaching this weekend again raising the chances of showers and thunderstorms. The timing of this front is a little uncertain. As it looks now, Sunday afternoon and evening seem to be the most likely timeframe for us to see the rain. Then, the front is expected to stall nearby and we may be in for a period of unsettled weather next week. The exact details are far from certain. Temperatures will be trending downward on Monday. As far as the tropics go, there is an area of disturbed weather far out in the Atlantic, but it is too far to speculate about the eventual track or intensity of this potential system.

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