Archive for November 11, 2013

THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR IS ON ITS WAY… TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE WEEKEND

Today (Veterans Day) will be a very nice day but an Arctic cold front will be approaching the Hampton Roads area tonight. It will be chilly but nothing compared with what is to come tomorrow and Wednesday. The air mass behind this front is very cold and will bring the coldest temperatures so far this season. Winds will increase behind the front making it feel even chillier. There may be some light precipitation associated with the frontal passage. It isn’t out of the question that some snowflakes might mix in as temperatures drop on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop through the 40’s on Tuesday into the 30’s by evening. High pressure will build in by mid-week and temperatures will moderate later in the week. Dry conditions are expected during the mid to late week period… Just a few comments on the super typhoon in the Philippines and our hurricane season: After watching the utter devastation that is just incredible in the Philippines, I realize just how fortunate we were this hurricane season despite predictions of an active season. It proves that there are other forecasting factors at play aside from El Nino, La Nina, Atlantic sea surface temperatures, etc, etc. Dry air in the mid-layers of the atmosphere , dust from the Sahara Desert, hostile upper-level winds all combined to make the Atlantic hurricane season a quiet one this year. That’s it for now. Don’t forget to think about the military veterans today who sacrifice so much for this country.

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