Welcome Any & All Rainfall

You'll never believe what I saw during the 6pm newscast on Tuesday evening?!?!?!? An Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory! That means that somebody received enough rainfall to be on their guard. While the advisory isn't a positive... the fact that we had showers capable of producing enough rainfall is just what the doctor ordered... sort of!

Most of the rianfall that we have seen will be clearing out of the area for roughly a day and a half. The next real chance of rain won't arrive until Thursday evening/night. Those chances will remain in place throughout the rest of the workweek and into the first part of the weekend. There could even be points where the LIVE PinPoint Doppler could be covered completely up with shower activity. This won't be a long lasting thing... just something that could happen with the moisture that will be lurking in the area.

As for the temperature outlook... I think we stay on the comfortable side of things for a while. I don't believe we'll see highs get out of control during this 7-Day Forecast. For the most part we'll see highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. The lows are going to make you want to kick the A/C off and just take in the night air. It looks like they will range in the 50s-60s on many nights a head. The heat we delt with early on is out of the picture for now... so we can enjoy the comfy fall like temps for the remainder of the forecast period.

Tropic Talk

Just as I mentioned in one of my previous posts... Ike has remained a hurricane the whole time the storm has been sitting on top of Cuba. It has weakened considerably and almost made it all the way back down to a Tropical Storm, but Ike survived. Now with the Gulf of Mexico an area of high octane fuel... this storm will begin to intensify again. What is meant by "High Octane?" I am sure you have heard me or someone nationally say that phrase before.

With the graphic above I can see that temperatures are around 27-31 degrees Celsius... which is 80-87 in degrees Fahrenheit. What this is telling me is that the water temperatures are very warm. This will give the storm the energy that it will need to keep going. If water temps fall below the 80 degree mark it makes life for a hurricane very difficult and will likely cause the storm to lose strength. The same thing happens when a storm moves over land. It loses its moisture supply so it weakens to some degree. Just like Ike did over the last few days. The thing about Ike was the fact that the storm still had the warm waters right there so keeping some of the strength was absolutely easy. Off to the Gulf for Ike... where the waters are warm! So that's a basic explanation of "High Octane"

[Image of 5-day forecast of predicted track, and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]


Now what you see here is the track for good ole Ike. This track turns it back towards the north on by this weekend. That moisture could be coming our way by the first part of next week. If this goes anything like Gustav... we'll not see a blasted thing out of the storm!







I have read some of your questions & comments. It's time to respond to some of those!

Posted by: sheri the farmer's almanac is predicting a cold winter.what is your prediction for our winter?

Sheri... I will release my Winter Outlook in March. By then I'll have a great handle on the season...lol... Get it March... I couldn't miss a forecast if it wasn't a forecast and rather a summary! I'd probably mess the summary up somehow though. Honestly, I will have the Winter Outlook coming up in November!

Also, If you are interested in this upcoming Presidential Election... be sure to check out Neil's Notebook! He is on the ball with some of the ins & outs of the whole process. His latest blog is one of those that will make you say... hmmm...  I am not just saying this because he is the boss and I am not trying to brown nose (though I never miss a chance to) it is really a good post. Make sure you check it out Neil's Notebook 

Make sure you come to my a few times a day to see if I have an updated post. A war has started and I want to win the "Blog Hits War"

C-Ya Bye

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