"But seeing they could not See; hearing they could not Hear"
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"From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds." - Job 37:9.

"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course".

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday, August 9 (7:20AM)

No need to elaborate too much this morning. The "Tampa to Ft. Myers" storm pattern has been fully entrenched (and the evidence is shown by yesterday's radar image as shown). Indeed, rainfall totals recorded yesterday in this zone were between 0.5-1.48". But I wouldn't be surprised if an even higher amount occurred in one or two small areas where data retrieval was not performed.

The only interesting thing of note is that it appears a mid-level short wave will be passing across South Florida today which might enhance storm potential from Yeehaw Junction points south, more likely in Okeechobee County this afternoon as well as coastal shower activity as far north as Cape Canaveral through about noon time (as noted by photo below).

Elsewhere, our despise-able high pressure has moved in and set camp over S. Carolina this morning but doesn't plan to stay for an extended visit. By Wednesday it's going to be forced to take a trip down the coast into our area as an upper level trough swipes from the Great Lakes region into the NE U.S. The net affect will be for an increased chance of showers/storms beginning Wednesday evening through Friday for us close to home..but most likely from I-95 and points west. After that it looks like it will head north again...

.....but this time that might be a good thing in the long run. Seems the tropics are considering a trip toward the U.S. This is just becoming evident this morning as a disturbance steps out the door off the African coast. Long range models are providing a glimpse into what may become a strong tropical wave or depression by the week of August 17th. So we are still looking at a long time from now. Stay tuned!

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