Archive for September 7, 2013

AFTER A COOL START TO OUR SATURDAY, TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM UP TO AROUND 80 DEGREES… IT WILL BE EVEN WARMER ON SUNDAY… STILL QUIET IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC BASIN

This past week, we picked up around two inches of rain as a cold front broke the very humid spell that we were in. Today (Saturday), it’s starting off very cool but temperatures will rebound to the upper-seventies to around 80. A southwest breeze on Sunday should boost temperatures to the mid-eighties. Humidity levels will rise somewhat on Sunday. Another cold front will drop temperatures on Monday, along with a slight chance of showers. As it looks right now, after Monday’s slight chance of rain, the mid-week period should be dry with warm temperatures. Rain chances will most likely go up later Thursday… The tropics remain unusually quiet. There has not been a hurricane in the Atlantic Basin so far this year. If this continues, this season is on track to go down as one of the quietest on record. Why were the predictions of such a busy season so wrong? The season is far from over but September 10th is the average peak of the hurricane season so from that day forward, chances of a tropical cyclone developing drop each day. There still really aren’t definitive signs that the conditions will change in the near future. Hostile conditions still exist over much of the Atlantic. You’ve probably heard about the Saharan dust shutting down the season. There are probably other reasons such as wind shear, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing from the experts over the next few weeks as to what went wrong with the forecast. So, enjoy your weekend and try to get outdoors.

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