As I mentioned a few days ago here, the heat (if not the humidity) of summer will return after our weekend cooldown. Who to blame? You can actually blame the same Canadian high that will cool us down this weekend. Continue reading
While the Wednesday – Sunday period will feature comfortable afternoons with chilly mornings (some places may drop into the 40s) this snap of seasonable weather will be short-lived. The models show summer-like warmth and humidity building back into the Mid-South starting next week. This warm and dry pattern should continue through the end of September.
I first mentioned the possibility of La Nina developing back in February (La Nina and the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season) and now the Climate Prediction Center has stated that La Nina is indeed developing in their latest ENSO diagnostic discussion (this is a must read for anyone interested in Meteorology – don’t worry if you don’t understand all of it, you will learn this stuff over time). What does this mean for our drought situation? Continue reading
A week ago I wrote that the Thursday – Tuesday period (9/6 – 9/10) should have an increased rain chance due to a flow of deep moisture from the Gulf. The forecast reasoning was sound but the persistent extratropical low that may be transitioning into a tropical depression has pushed the best chance for rain for the Mid-South back a few days. Continue reading
I know that a lot of people around the Mid-South are probably thinking that the extreme heat of August 2007 was caused by global warming or that it is a “sign” of some sort from Mother Nature. This is nonsense. Just a few short years ago August 2004 was the 4th coldest August since 1896 and was as freakishly cool as August 2007 was freakishly hot. And don’t forget about the cool and wet June 2003 (6th coolest June with nine inches of rain). Continue reading