Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
AFTER RECORD BREAKING HEAT, A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION BRINGING COOLER CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND... SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES
What is the Weather like during the Month of December in Hampton Roads?
Meteorological winter begins December 1st which basically means that, on average, December is the first of the three coldest months of the year. Astronomical winter begins around the 22nd of the month. This is when the sunís angle is the lowest and the day light is of the shortest duration. Decembers can be stormy but they arenít always that active. It all depends on the weather pattern, of course. Noríeasters are a possibility and snow can occur this month. Since it takes a while before the ocean temperatures drop to the coldest levels of the year, which is usually in late February, coastal temperatures tend to be milder during December. However, this is dependent on the wind direction and speed. Strong winds can be a factor this month due to the sometimes deep low pressure systems that traverse the North American continent during December. Many times the low pressure areas can rapidly intensify off the coast due to the Gulf Stream energizing the storm systems. The difference in air masses helps create these monster storms. Cold domes of air that move down from the Arctic can produce high pressure which then increases the pressure gradient causing strong winds across the Mid-Atlantic States. There still can be some fairly nice days this month with fairly mild temperatures.