Archive for December 1, 2012

THE WEEKEND WILL BE UNSEASONABLY WARM… DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE… HURRICANE SEASON ENDED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH… METEOROLOGICAL WINTER BEGINS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

The weather pattern here in the Eastern U.S. is very benign for this time of year. After a chilly and frosty morning, temperatures will rebound nicely to around 60 degrees in most areas Saturday afternoon. The wind will be very light in most areas making for a really nice day. Sunday should be even warmer and the warm weather should continue through Tuesday. Today is the first day of Meteorological Winter which lasts until the end of February. Conditions have been very dry during the month of November. Less than one inch of rain has fallen at Norfolk International Airport. If this trend continues, we may enter a period of drought conditions. October was a very wet month with Hurricane Sandy which brought our yearly precipitation totals up before this current dry period began. I looked at the long range predictions and it seems the dry weather pattern will continue for at least the first part of December. The warm spell is expected to end by Thursday with temperatures dropping to below normal readings… Hurricane season has ended on November 30th. This year, there were 19 named storms which tied for the third busiest season since 1851. Of course, Hurricane Sandy was the most notable storm this season. Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast in August… The West Coast has been getting hammered by intense storms and this should continue through the weekend. Keep in mind that this is the time of year when the West Coast gets most of their precipitation.  During the warm weather months, conditions are normally dry along the West Coast.  I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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