Archive for September 6, 2010

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE DEVELOPS IN THE SOUTHWEST GULF… THE GREAT WEATHER CONTINUES FOR HAMPTON ROADS

Tropical Storm Hermine developed overnight in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to move N-NW towards the Mexican border with Texas near Brownsville. At this time, forecasters are not certain whether it will become a hurricane before it makes landfall. Hurricane watches have gone up just in case.  Folks in that area need to monitor the storm very closely. Either way, heavy rain is a given and so flooding is likely in flood prone areas. The remnant low that was once Gaston is fighting dry air and doesn’t look any better this morning. However, it will be heading into an area that is more conducive for development. Note that it will also be moving towards the larger islands in the Caribbean Sea which could inhibit development… Back at home, our weather looks great as we head back to work and school. High pressure will be close by and it may actually get uncomfortably warm again by mid-week. As we head through the month of September, the days grow shorter and the sun’s intensity weakens. Heatwaves aren’t as brutal as they were earlier in the summer… and of course, we’ve had a few brutal heatwaves this summer.  (See my Weather Fact entitled “What is the weather like during the month of September in Hampton Roads”). What about the extended forecast? We’ll have to keep an eye on the remnants of Hermine but it looks dry for most if not all of this week.

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