Sunday, August 26, 2007

Steamy and warm today with more scattered showers and storms. Cooler nice weekend next weekend?!

Next weekend could really be a great one, unless you head to the beach. A taste of more Fall Like temps may visit.

For Today, warm and muggy with scattered storms look likely! Some isolated severe storms do seem possible, but not as widespread. We continue to need the rains! The drought is pretty strong and so far has not been relieved.

See the Drought Monitor

All for now!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Extreme Heat Hs popped Isolated Severe Storms

Storms have been popping (Especially in the mountains) and they have had plenty of energy to become severe. so Isolated Storms will continue to pop up and they very well could turn severe. Please stay alert and cool! At the time I am writing this in Sterling it is 96 degrees with a heat Index of 107!
More widespread storms are likely tomorrow and again, isolated severe storms could form.
BTW... Mid Atlantic Weather will start to be updated soon and posts will be more frequent from now on!
All for now!

HOT! Then Thunderstorms and back to more normal temps! Much cooler next Friday!

Today is extremely HOT! Steamy Hot too! Stay cool, drink fluids, and wear light colored clothing! Just no fun when staying outside unless you are in a pool!

Tonight into tomorrow an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms will "cool" the area to the lower 90s tomorrow. Then a week where temp start in the seasonal mid 80s and maybe down to highs only in the 70s this coming Friday.

Tropics: They seemed to heat up and cool down again The aftermath of Dean was not as bad as one would have feared. Mean he was but many in Mexico and other areas headed warnings making him less of a killer than he could have been. Also, he hit a rural part of Mexico. Thank goodness for the miss to many that would have been devastated by him.

All for now!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


WOW! MEAN DEAN lives up to his name and then some as he strengthened to 165 mph winds before landfall. The devastation a hurricane of that magnitude can have is just unheard of! The Yucatan is getting hammered as he weakens over land today. He will emerge again and make a second landfall in Mexico later this week!
For us. Welcome rains and cooler temperatures have been very good for our parched region. The cooler air and rainy skies will begin to break up tomorrow and officially be gone Thursday as highs climb back up to 85 to 90 degree range and in the 90s by Friday.
The weekend could hold some thunder.
Tropics: Another disturbance out between Bahama and the Lee Ward islands showed some flare up yesterday and will need to be watched, but looks pitiful this morning!
All for now!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Dean is just 1 mile an hour shy of Category 5 at 8pm update!

WOW! What a system. He is so well defined and truly devastating! I hope the best for those near Belize tonight and do not which that type of situation on anyone!

All for now!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


A stalled front will be  welcome neighbor between today and tomorrow as it provides a focus for multiple impulses of rain! Rain amounts now seem to be a general 1 - 2" with some places a little higher in storms!  What seemed like it may be more focused in Northern areas now seems to be a pretty broad area so most of Virginia will see rains that are needed! Cooler than normal temperatures will persist through Wednesday and then a warm up to the 90 degree readings by next weekend.

Dean maintains a strong Category 4 Status. There are some ranges in guidance as to the eventual track, but, the track will be determined if a small weakness could be exploited and turn it a bit northward.. If that happens Texas could seriously be dealt with a huge destructive blow. Now Northern Mexico looks to be the eventual target. Before then a hit on Jamaica today and then the Yucatan tomorrow into Tuesday. It will devastate anything in its path so Texas needs to stay alert to this! I have a nice tracking forum topic if interested.

All for now!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hurricane Dean
Dean may gain the 5 extra miles an hour and become a Category 5 without much more strengthening. Meanwhile we have a great blast from the north causing temps to go down to the lower 50s in the suburbs! I am pretty certain we have a chance of some needed rains Monday as well as a front stalls and we have impulses of energy that could give Northern Virginia and Maryland a much needed 1-3 inches of rain Sunday Night and Monday! All for now. In about 1 week posts will become more regular thanks to schedules getting better on my side!

Dean on the cusp of Category 5 status

It seems more frequent than in recent years that we get Category 5 storms. this year the warm ocean temperatures have give the fuel needed to explode a very serious storm. There is some uncertainty if he will come ashore in the Yucatan and then where along the Gulf he will come ashore! No doubt he is serious! The tight eye reminds me of Andrew.
Needless to say he is amazing to watch and I think he will be a category 5 today!
Interests in Gulf need to watch what could be a serious catastrophic storm if he comes ashore and is still powerful.
All for now!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Severe possible this afternoon

Severe storms a are a possibility this afternoon as an energetic system comes close the area. Be alert and stay tuned for watches and/or warnings.

All for now.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tropical Storm Erin and Mean Dean!

Tropical Storm Erin will hit Southern Texas as a mild tropical storm. The big concern with Texas is more unneeded rainfall in a water logged state.

That is not the real system of worry. Tropical Storm Dean will likely make it to hurricane strength in the next 24 hours. Current projections have him strengthening to a Category 4 hurricane and threaten the Yucatan and possibly the Gulf with a serious storm threat.

See the latest in the tropical area on

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tropical Season Heating Up

I have not had a lot of time to post but hopefully will be able to do more soon!

Tropical Storm Dean was born as of 11am this morning! He is likely to be a Hurricane in the next few days and could eventually pose a threat to the U.S.

A Strong wave the gulf of Mexico could become a Tropical Depression later today. This one would threaten Texas which is not good!

Stay tuned!