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...
AN ARCTIC BLAST IS ON ITS WAY... A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING... THE BITTER COLD WON'T LAST AS MILDER WEATHER MOVES IN NEXT WEEK
What is the difference between isolated and scattered showers?
Have you ever wondered what the difference between isolated and scattered showers or thunderstorms is? Well, the National Weather Service (NWS) breaks this down into very easy to understand terminology. The term “Isolated” means that they expect less than 15% in areal coverage. The next category is “Widely Scattered”. This means that they expect an areal coverage of 15-24%. Then there’s the term “Scattered”. This means that showers or thunderstorms will affect between 25-54% of the area. The next category is “Numerous”. This means that 55% or more of the area is expected to be affected by precipitation. Widespread is another term used to indicate that they expect the areal coverage to be 55% or greater.