Archive for November, 2013

A NICE WEEKEND IS IN STORE FOR HAMPTON ROADS… COMPUTER MODELS ARE BACKING OFF ON PREDICTIONS OF A MAJOR EAST COAST STORM NEXT WEEK… COLDER WEATHER IS LIKELY LATER IN THE WEEK

The cold front that moved through the region on Thursday brought about a half inch of rain to my neighborhood. The weekend looks quite nice for November as high pressure will keep things dry for the most part. There will be a weak cold frontal passage but no significant precipitation is expected. A much stronger cold front will approach during the mid-week period bringing what will most likely be our coldest temperatures of the season so far. Over the past few days, some of the computer models were predicting that a major storm will develop somewhere over the Southeastern States and bring heavy snow to states such as West Virginia and western Virginia. Those models no longer show this storm system developing. Although, the forecast can change, it appears that the most likely scenario will be that a low pressure will develop off the coast and too far away to bring a major snow event to the areas to our north and west. As it looks right now, we may see some light rain as the system moves offshore. Stay tuned as things can change. Note that the GFS model (one of the most reliable models) never showed the major snowstorm developing and simply had a weak system moving offshore. I’ll have an update over the weekend and keep you posted on any changes to the forecast. Either way, colder weather is on the way later next week. That’s it for now. Have a great weekend and please take time out to remember our military veterans. Also, our hearts go out to all those affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines.

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AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES OFFSHORE, SKIES WILL SLOWLY CLEAR… A COOL DOWN IS ON THE WAY BUT ANOTHER BRIEF PERIOD OF WARM WEATHER IS POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK

Rain showers moved in on schedule on Friday. They were scattered throughout the day but the rain became more widespread as Friday evening progressed. The rainfall was welcome as we have a precipitation deficit for the year. Although my rain gauge showed about an inch of rain fell, reports from around the region aren’t that high. The cold front is now moving offshore so conditions will slowly improve from west to east. Temperatures will be trending downward the next few days. On Sunday, high temperatures probably will not rise above 60. Monday should be even cooler! No rain is expected for the next few days.¬†Another warm-up seems likely later next week, along with the possibility of more rain or showers. The tropical Atlantic is quiet. We’re now in the final month of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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