Archive for October 18, 2009

BELIEVE ME, THE SUN IS STILL UP THERE… LOW PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY PULL AWAY ON MONDAY BRINGING IMPROVING CONDITIONS TO HAMPTON ROADS

Today, Sunday marks the 4th day in a row that we (Hampton Roads) haven’t seen the sun. Just in time for most of us to return to work, the sun will return. How fast that will occur is still questionable, but by Tuesday we should see ample sunshine with warmer temperatures. Saturday’s high of 50 was a record low maximum temperature for that date (17-Oct).  On Thursday, Noroflk set a record for rainfall for that day (15-Oct) of 1.62 inches of rain. This has been a very wet year for ORF! The complex low pressure system which has brought snow to the higher elevations of the Northeast and coastal flooding/beach erosion will slowly pull away and leave us with a fairly decent week. Temperatures will slowly climb back to normal seasonal levels. The next chance of any wet weather won’t be until Saturday at the earliest. Will next weekend be as lousy as this one has been? It is way too soon to know. Is this cold spell an indicator of the cold season to come? Some forecasters might think so, but honestly, I really don’t think it will be. Look at the the past spring and summer in the Northeast. There was an early season brief heat wave and then the summer turned out cool and wet for the most part. Weather patterns can change as there is over two months until the official start of winter.

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