Archive for April 18, 2014

THE COMBINATION OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE GULF STATES AND HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES WILL BRING CLOUDS AND A COOL BREEZE TO HAMPTON ROADS

Don’t expect to see much sunshine or warm temperatures over the next couple of days. As the headline states, a low pressure system in the Gulf States will produce lots of clouds and the pressure gradient between this system and a slowly departing high pressure system over the Canadian Martimes will cause a cool northeasterly wind the next few days. Temperatures will be much below normal today (Friday). The difficulty in the forecast for meteorologists is to determine whether rain will make it this far north. Some computer models do have rain overspreading southeast Virginia early Saturday morning while other models do not and keep it confined to northeast NC. Either way, Saturday should be on the cloudy side with below normal temperatures again. Some heavy rain is expected in portions of the Southeastern States from this system. A slow warming trend is expected early next week… The frontal system that moved through earlier this week brought about 1.50 inches of rainfall to my neighborhood. I was up in the Wilkes-barre, PA area on Tuesday when the front moved through and that area received heavy rain. Snow fell Tuesday evening up there accumulating about an inch on grassy surfaces, roofs, vehicles, etc.

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