Archive for September 19, 2010

THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER IS PERFECT FOR MOST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES… HURRICANE IGOR IS DOWNGRADED TO A CATEGORY ONE AS IT CLOSES IN ON BERMUDA… NO SIGNIFICANT RAIN IS EXPECTED THIS WEEK

The last official weekend of the summer is perfect for doing just about anything outdoors. Temperatures are seasonal and will remain that way through mid-week. Warmer weather is expected later in the week. No rain is expected this week and that is not good news. Some parts of Eastern Virginia are now experiencing a severe drought and it will only get worse as time goes on. In Virginia Beach, Hurricane Earl brought around an inch of rain and this city has seen more rain during August than other parts of Hampton Roads. That has kept Virginia Beach out of the drought area for now. However, as the dry weather continues, I expect Virginia Beach to be included in the drought area if we do not get rain in the upcoming weeks. For some of the farmers in Eastern Virginia, the growing season for their crops is over, so even if it does rain, it is too little too late. Right now, there is no sign of rain in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Hurricane Igor is approaching the island of Bermuda at the time of this writing. The storm has weakened to a category one which is good news for Bermuda. It also has sped up just a bit, which is also good news as this may lessen the duration of stormy conditions. Conditions will really go downhill today (Sunday). Another disturbed area in the Eastern North Atlantic is being watched for possible development over the next few days. Soon, we will be reaching the end of the Cape Verde season. Tropical cyclone develpment then becomes more probable in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. That’s it for now. Have a great day!

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