Archive for July 12, 2014

THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL BE FANTASTIC BUT HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK… THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY AGAIN ON TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES

This past week was quite a week in the weather department. We experienced hot and very humid conditions followed by several rounds of severe weather, including a tornado in Virginia Beach and damaging straight-lined winds caused by severe thunderstorms. Large hail was also reported in several areas. I’m not going to go into details regarding the damage that was caused by the severe storms since that was covered by our local media. It’s very rare to have a tornado in Virginia Beach. Luckily, it was a weak tornado and had estimated wind speeds of 75 MPH. It was on the ground for a very short period. Over three inches of rain fell in my neighborhood Wednesday and Thursday… Today (Saturday), we will get a short break from the heat and high humidity. Temperatures will be on the rise again and humidity will be increasing. You may have heard about an unusual cold air mass that will be plunging into the Northern Plains and Mid-West bringing a rare cool spell of weather during the warmest time of year on average. Meteorologists don’t expect the cool air to make it this far south and east. However, the frontal boundary and upper-atmospheric disturbances/energy should be enough to trigger thunderstorms (some of which may be severe) on Tuesday here in Hampton Roads… As far as the tropics are concerned, things are quiet for now in the Atlantic Basin.

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