A little change for Thursday:
The system that brought the soaking rain to the high plains and eastern Rocky Mountains yesterday is stronger and will come a little further north, bringing us lots of clouds, and a soaking rain to parts of WV, VA, MD, DE, extreme southeast PA and Southern NJ. It will be chilly tomorrow.
Thu: 63. Mostly cloudy. Chilly with a NE wind.
Rest of the forecast looks real good as is ... Enjoy.
As this picture clearly shows, many in our area got a lot of rain (green is over 1" and yellow is over 2.5"). At my house, we only got 2.45” of rain. Some got over 4” locally! This was a lot. It was needed, but it was too much in too short a time. The ground is wet to be sure. However, if you study that map, you can see that the rain did not reach far beyond Reading or Lancaster. Points east of that line received virtually nothing.
Also, Altoona, State College to Lock Haven received virtually nothing either. It was a good rain for many, but the pattern has not changed.
We rejoice in what we got for the most part (unless you had some water issues). But what about those who still need the rain? In some ways, this reminds me of greed. Humanly speaking we love what we have. We love an abundance and sing and dance when we strike it rich. But what of those who have little? Do we see them? Do we think about? Do we care about them? Or do we just focus upon ourselves and our excess?
It would be nice to share some of the excessive rain we got with those who need some. For us 1" would have been great. The other 1.5 - 3" could have spread east. Of course, we do not control the weather, however, we can control how we share what we have with those who are in need. It is something to think about ...
Today it is raining heavily in the foothills of the Rockies and the High Plains of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. It is getting rather wet in these areas now. But this illustrates the same pattern is still in place. Trough in the West, building ridge in the east with wet conditions in the central US.
1. Clearing Tue with slight chance shower or thunderstorm in afternoon.
2. Cooler Wed – Sunday. Less humid.
3. Dry front passes south from Canada on Fri. Some clouds. No rain.
4. Beautiful weekend with lots of sunshine but cool readings in the mornings.
5. Milder trend starts Sunday.
6. Next real chance of rain will be early next week, esp Monday.
7. Warm to hot week next week over-all.
Forecast for the next week:
Tue: 82. Partly to mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower/storm. Turning less humid.
Wed: 68. Clouds and Sun. Cool. Refreshing. Gusty breeze.
Thu: 65. Mostly sunny. Breezy at times. Pleasantly cool.
Fri: 70. Sun and clouds. Pleasant.
Sat/Sun: Mostly sunny. Cool mornings. Pleasant afternoons. 67 Saturday. 74 Sunday.
Mon-Wed: 80-85. Warmer. More Humid. Showers and storms possible, esp. Monday.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.