July 29th, 2014
OK ... its not cold enough for frost but it is cool for the heart of summer!
Now, after some pretty big storms rumbling around just to our south, we are now locked into some cool weather through the end of this week. Highs only near 73 with partial sun is rather chilly for the end of July. Some area to our north will not make it out of the 60's today nor tomorrow. That is cool (esp. when it's not an all day rain event keep temps down).
What can we expect for August?
June was a little warmer than average, and July really close to normal but a tad on the plus side (warm nights). June was wet and July average to above for rainfall. Will the pattern continue? I do not think so.
August I expect the ridge over the Rockies to slowly break down as the days grow shorter, this will allow for less ridging, and for any trough to be further west. Also, the western Atlantic ridge usually forces itself to be stronger this time of year. I expect that to be true. In fact, the end of this week, a boundary will be pushed westward toward us by the ridge. So I expect August to be warm, but I would not be surprised to see it be drier.
For the month:
Temps: above average
Precip: below average (not include any tropical storms that may directly impact us)
For this Next Week:
Today - Friday Evening: Partly to mostly sunny. Cool. Highs near 72 Today, 76 Wed; 80 Thu; 80 Fri. There is a chance for some scattered showers/thundershower Wed evening, and then Fri evening as well. best chance is Friday. Nighttime lows in the lower to middle 50's. (if clear Tue night and calm, lows could get into the upper 40s)
Sat-Mon: The script is going to flip. Instead of rain midweek and beautiful weekend ... it will be beautiful week and rain this weekend. Said boundary will back into our area Fri night - Monday. Showers and storms will be around afternoons into the overnights. Some heavy rain with any storms will be likely. It will be much more humid with partly sunny skies. Highs: near 83, lows near 68, until Monday night with a low of 60 as cooler, drier air returns.
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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.