Archive for November, 2014

WE SHOULD HAVE A NICE FALL WEEKEND WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE… A STORM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFFSHORE ON SUNDAY BUT IT SHOULD HAVE NO MAJOR IMPACT ON OUR WEATHER… A MONSTER STORM SYSTEM IMPACTING ALASKA MAY BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST STORMS EVER… THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS NORTH AMERICA NEXT WEEK

After a very chilly start, Saturday will turn out to be a nice fall day with light winds and plenty of sunshine. A weak cold front is expected to move through our region early Sunday morning. No significant precipitation is expected with the frontal passage. Sunday should be another very pleasant day. A low pressure system is expected to develop offshore on Sunday but weather forecasters seem quite confident that we will not see any major impacts from the offshore storm… The big news in the weather is the huge, intense low pressure system impacting parts of Alaska right now. A barometric pressure of 924 MB was recorded, which makes it possibly the strongest storm system of its kind ever observed on earth! The storm had its origins as a super typhoon in the Western Pacific Ocean. This storm is expected to affect the upper-level wind pattern (jet stream) across the North American continent next week. It should create a huge trough that will pull down an unseasonably cold air mass into the center of the nation. The cold air is expected to eventually reach the East Coast later in the week. We may see some rain later this week but it’s too early to get into too much detail on that. Snow may be a possibility in the western portions of Virginia later this week… So, enjoy the weather this weekend as it appears we may get an early taste of winter next week. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST… STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY… THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON WILL SWEEP IN BEHIND THIS STORM ON SUNDAY… MILDER WEATHER IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK

We had an extended period of pleasant weather, but it’s all coming to an end this weekend.  The combination of a very pronounced upper-level trough and a vigorous upper level disturbance rounding the base of this trough are going to cause cyclogenesis to occur near the NC coastal waters today (Saturday). The low pressure system is expected to rapidly intensify as it moves along the Gulf Stream offshore. This will result in increasing northerly winds this afternoon and tonight. Gusts may reach 50 MPH or more near the coast tonight.  With many trees still having their leaves, power outages will be a possibility if the forecast verifies. Coastal flooding may be an issue so those of you in flood prone areas should monitor the local media or the National Weather Service updates. Rainfall shouldn’t be a major issue from this storm but some rain is possible later on. The NWS isn’t expecting that much rain for most of us here in Hampton Roads. The Eastern Shore will most likely get more rain since the duration of the rainfall is expected to be longer there. The winds will slowly subside on Sunday as the low pressure system pulls away to the northeast. More pleasant weather will return early next week as high pressure builds over the area… Today is the first day of November and I encourage you to read my Weather Fact entitled “What is the Weather Like in November in Hampton Roads?” Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour tonight. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading.

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