Archive for July 11, 2010

THIS WEEK’S WEATHER WILL BE TYPICAL FOR HAMPTON ROADS… HEAT, HUMIDITY, AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ON SOME DAYS

A weak cold front that moved through Hampton Roads on Saturday sparked some scattered showers and thunderstorms which were the hit and miss variety. In my Virginia Beach neighborhood, there was a five minute downpour that only amounted to a tenth of an inch of rainfall. It was very disappointing. However, some areas picked up over an inch of rainfall. Extreme southern Virginia Beach picked up over an inch and a half of rainfall! Many areas did not receive much at all according to doppler radar estimates. So, what about the chance of rain this upcoming week? Well, according to what I’ve read on the internet and seen from the local meteorologists, we do have a chance of showers/thunderstorms beginning on Tuesday, which should last for much of the week. There probably won’t be widespread activity, just that isolated to scattered activity so common around here during July. Pinpointing the areas that will receive the most rain is impossible. The reason will be that the humidity will be returning on Monday and with the high pressure area moving offshore, a weakness in the atmosphere should allow for the pop up variety of showers/storms to develop on some of the days from Tuesday through Saturday… mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. At least that is the way it looks now (Sunday morning). The areas that got missed by the rain yesterday are really hurting for moisture. Don’t you wish that Mother Nature distributed rainfall evenly throughout the region? I really get frustrated when areas that already received rain get hit repeatedly and the areas that did not receive any rain from the last event get missed time and time again. The tropical Atlantic┬áremains quiet and as of this writing, there are no areas of concern to speak about. That’s it for now.

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