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...
A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT TODAY (SATURDAY) AS RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES... RAIN CHANCES DIMINISH ON SUNDAY AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PULLS AWAY... DRY AND SEASONAL WEATHER WILL START THE WORKWEEK
What is an Isobar?
An isobar is a line on a weather map that connects points of equal barometric pressure. The map is sometimes called a ìCurrent Surface Analysis Mapî. The closer these lines are packed together, the windier it will be in that particular area. Many times during the colder months of the year, you will find a low pressure area over the North Atlantic surrounded by numerous isobars and you can bet that it is extremely windy near that low. Ask any mariner who sails through those storms. During the warmer months of the year, lows arenít as intense, so you wonít normally see that many isobars packed closely together. That is why the summer months are not normally that windy in most of the U.S. However, there is one exception and that is the hurricane. Isobars right around the eye of a hurricane are incredibly close together.