Archive for May 31, 2014

OUR STRING OF NICE WEEKENDS CONTINUES… TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO HEAT UP NEXT WEEK… THE NORTH ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST

The weekend is here and again the weather is cooperating. Another very pleasant weekend is in store for Hampton Roads. Temperatures will be below normal as a north to northeast flow continues. However, we’ll have lots of sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. Temperatures will be on the increase next week as the high pressure takes up residence off the East Coast. The clockwise flow around the high pressure system will produce a southwesterly flow which will transport warmer and more humid air into the region. (See my Weather Fact regarding the Bermuda High). A weak cold front is expected to move into the area later next week,  which should increase the chance of showers and thunderstorms towards the end of the week. At this point, they are expected to be the diurnal variety, which means that most of the activity should occur during the afternoon and evenings…  Sunday, June 1st marks the start of the North Atlantic Hurricane Season. On average, tropical cyclone activity starts out slowly and the frequency ramps up in August. However, every so many years, a significant tropical cyclone does impact the East Coast during the month of June. As I stated in a previous post, it is time to ensure that you have a plan should a storm threaten our region. It’s also time to make sure that you have all of the supplies needed to ride out a storm. That’s it for now. Have a great weekend!

 

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