Archive for April 25, 2010

WARMER, MORE HUMID AIR MOVES INTO HAMPTON ROADS… TEMPERATURES SHOULD COOL BACK DOWN TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK

A warm front moved through the Hampton Roads region overnight and as a result, our winds our now out of the SW bringing warmer, more humid air into our region. Although there was some rain overnight, it really didn’t amount to much in my neighborhood. Only a couple of tenths of an inch are in my rain gauge this morning. But, that doesn’t surprise me given the pattern. There may be a thunderstorm later on this afternoon, but I don’t think that it will be a widespread event. Of course, you should monitor local media and watch the skies as severe weather is possible with any storm that should develop. The large low pressure system centered now over IL will be a slow mover so we will have the chance of a shower for the next few days. I don’t think that we will see much rain from this system, especially since drier air will be circulating around this low into our region on Monday. By mid-week the low will have moved away and we should enter into a dry regime for a while. I would have liked to see my neighborhood get a decent soaking with all of the plants and trees now in bloom. (And, of course, I just planted some new plants and shrubs). It always gets me frustrated when we have copious amounts of rainfall during the late summer, fall, and winter only to have to the pattern change to a drier one just when the spring comes along. But, that’s mother nature and there’s not a thing we can do about it. As I said in yesterday’s post, April is not normally a very wet month here in the Southern Mid-Atlantic States. Once the more humid and sometimes tropical air starts to become part of our everyday weather, rainfall will increase as it normally does during the summer. Remember, July and August are our wettest months of the year. That’s it for now. Have a good day.

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