Archive for August 19, 2013

AFTER AN UNSETTLED PERIOD, TYPICAL SUMMERLIKE WEATHER IS EXPECTED BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK

The quasi-stationary front that has caused the unsettled weather here of late is still to our south. I was away this past weekend and when I came home, there was 1.75 inches of rainfall in my rain gauge. I was up in Charlottesville, VA and it was cool and rainy up there….  Currently, a rather large area of precipitation is out to our west moving northeastward. I can see that weather forecasters aren’t sure how much of this rainfall will affect the region and what areas will be most affected. The NWS indicates that we have a 50% chance of rain today, while a local TV meteorologist that I saw this morning has the chance at 40% this afternoon. The current forecast is that rainfall chances will lessen slowly as we progress through the week, but it seems that a shower or storm is possible each day. The trend will be for temperatures to slowly rise as we go through the week. Right now, extreme heat doesn’t seem likely, but it is expected to feel more summerlike later in the week… As we approach what normally is the most active time of year in the tropical Atlantic, there aren’t any tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin right now. Note that the peak of hurricane season (on average) is September 10th. There is an area of concern in the Eastern Atlantic, but it is uncertain whether this system, should it develop, be able to make it to the Western Atlantic.

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