WEATHER MADE CLEAR FOR ALL TO HEAR "But seeing they could not See; hearing they could not Hear"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
The strong high pressure that has had it's grip on the state finally lost control yesterday as thunderstorms developed over the interior late on Sunday. The remnant storm debris washed off to the east as we went into the evening providing portions of coastal East Central Florida with something known as rain...remember what that is?
SYNOPSIS: An upper level disturbance now over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico will pass over head today. Moisture is abundant at multiple levels of the atmosphere. Sea breezes will develop along both coasts. A weak frontal boundary is also approaching from the west.
TODAY: High end on the "Umbrella Index" scale. The aforementioned disturbance will begin to exert its influence across the peninsula early in the day and overspread the state by late morning.
Winds will remain SSE-S most of the day away from any shower/storm activity.
Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy conditions. Very good chance of rain or thunderstorms before the noon hour
across pretty much every where in Central Florida as the disturbance passes overhead in tangent with daytime heating. Widespread activity might stabilize the atmosphere somewhat which would preclude and chance of strong storms, but that upper level disturbance bears close scrutiny as we get toward the noon time hour through early afternoon.
In any case, I wouldn't go anywhere today without an umbrella. It's possible that once the system passes overhead the atmosphere will have generally rained itself out...and we will just be left with cloudy skies for the late afternoon and into the evening. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see a regeneration of activity along the east coast late in the afternoon into the early evening if the sea breezes can coverage late in the afternoon and shove any developing activity from that collision back toward the coast.
Yeah I know, kind of a flaky forecast. But the atmosphere is being somewhat flaky today...just a big glob of disorganized moisture overhead. The disturbance will be the main kicker...
And temperatures? No big deal. Same as its been for days although they will be tempered down a few degrees due to increased cloud coverage. Suffice it to say we won't be needing the parkas or ear muffs anytime soon. I'd say if you haven't stored them away yet you might as well because, dang, it's almost summer! Sure was a long winter wasn't it?
TUESDAY: The disturbance will have moved off to the east...but moisture will still be hanging around...with a light SSE wind component we could see some regeneration of afternoon thunderstorms east of Orlando and along the coast from Oak Hill south to Miami during the afternoon hours. But coverage will not be nearly as great as it will be today (Monday). Still no changes to the temperature regime.
WEDNESDAY: Maybe a chance of isolated activity again east of Orlando and down the coast, but the chance will be even less than it will be on Tuesday.
I wouldn't make any change in plans if you want to do outdoor activities. Chances are greater that we won't see a drop of rain than see one. Consider yourself the unlucky one if you do get the wet stuff.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Very little chance of rain with temperatures maintaining the comfortable level of the past week.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
TODAY: Can't say the same for the weather here. In fact, it will be benign in the most unruly of fashion...we are out of control with pleasant weather for the day. In fact, for the week!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Any outside activities planned for the upcoming week should be able to go without a hitch.
Friday, May 7, 2010
More strong to possibly severe storms today for parts of East Central and Southeast Florida!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
SYNOPSIS: Strong high pressure to the east of Florida is gradually weakening and will shift slowly east and a bit south during the day. In response, the wind will become more southerly to even SSW for a time early today cutting off the cool, ocean sea-breeze close to the coast before mid-afternoon.
TODAY: Kind of cool this morning with a low around 71 degrees. Light S-SSW wind through noon time. The more westerly we can get the wind the warmer it will be east of I-95. Yesterday only got up to 79 degrees in Cape Canaveral. That's a good 11 degrees cooler than most of the inland locations. It shouldn't be quite as hazy today (not that it was all so bad yesterday).
There is a VERY small chance there could be a light rain shower near the coast around sunset, but the chance is so small I'd still say it's a zero percent chance...okay..let's say there's a 1% chance of rain today. For the most part the sky will be clear other than a few widely scattered stratocumulus clouds before noon.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear with a low near 71.
WEDNESDAY: The same front that created havoc over Dixie during the weekend will finally sink its pathetically weakened state into the Central Peninsula. This, along with a light sea-breeze / land-breeze convergence , westerly flow aloft, and relatively drier and cooler air in the mid-levels will act as a catalyst for rain showers and perhaps a gusty thunderstorm to develop by mid-afternoon through sunset. Rain chances officially stand at 40% per the National Weather Service, but that might get bumped up contingent upon the actual amount of available moisture for storm generation tomorrow, which won't be determined until the weather balloons are launched Wednesday morning. My guess is that the chance will get bumped up.
High temperatures tomorrow will be cooler than they will be today because of additional cloud coverage and the development of those potential showers and storms during the peak heating hours.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain chances continue into the evening hours with a low in the low 70s. It should be noted that this isn't a "rain out" situation. Just afternoon and evening 'stuff'.
THURSDAY: The "by now" totally decayed frontal boundary will linger somewhere across Central to South Central Florida and again act as a trigger for storm redevelopment during the afternoon hours. However, the chance of rain will be less than it will be on Wednesday, and temperatures as a result will also be a few degrees warmer. Probably much like they've been the past couple of days east of I-95 (which has already felt the cooling affects of the ocean)...whereas further inland they high temperature will be a few degrees cooler than the low-mid 90s that they have been experiencing.
That's right, the temperature has been in the 90s inland the past couple of days. If you live right on or close to the coast you'd never know it though. This is very typical of early to mid-spring temperature conditions though so I'm not surprised.
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND: High pressure will build north from the Yucatan/Mexico and cut of the moisture feed from the next frontal boundary that will be penetrating the Deep South and Florida. Thus, not expecting precipitation at this point with the next front as temperatures run right around average, or typical, for this time of year for the coast and inland.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Image: Severe Thunderstorm In Osceola County (green sky!!)
BORING but NICE are the operative words for the day. No change in the current weather regime through Tuesday.
SYNOPSIS: Strong high pressure over the Western Atlantic will remain the dominant weather feature the next few days. Anticyclonic circulation around this system will harbor SSE winds at 10-22mph during the day and around 10-15 mph over night. A weak trough of low pressure will gradually sink into the Central Peninsula early Wednesday which will act as a focus for rain/thundershower activity from Wednesday - Friday. Additionally, the strong southerly flow we've been experiencing of late will weaken and seabreeze collision type thunderstorms will be the mechanism to also trigger thunderstorms (much like during the summer months). Yahoo!
TODAY: Breezy SSE winds of 10-23 mph with a high along the coast of 83 degrees and about 5-8 degrees warmer west of the Indian River. (about 3-5 degrees warmer west of the Banana River). Skies will be sunny with nary a cloud in the sky.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear with a low along the coast in modified oceanic air of 73 degrees (in other words, right at the ocean's water temperature)...maybe a degree or two warmer inland.
MONDAY: Same as today...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
TUESDAY: Slight increase in some clouds but otherwise no change to winds or temperatures.
WEDNESDAY: The boundary which is creating havoc in the Deep South and by now also in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. will finally sink into Central Florida. This will be the focus, along with seabreeze convergence from both coasts, for rain showers and thunderstorms. These should be inheritantly generic in nature with the greatest threat being lightning (as is always the case with thunderstorms).
THURSDAY - FRIDAY: As of now..looks to be about the same as Wednesday as the boundary will wash out over the region. Temperatures will be about 3-5 degrees cooler inland but remain about the same as they are today along the coast...in fact..it may actually get warmer along the coast as we will lose the strong onshore flow that has been continuous 24 hours a day lately. Mornings will be nearly calm and partly cloudy with a light land breeze possible of 5 mph or less..afternoons will have an onshore flow of 10-15mph with, again, afternoon thunderstorms. It will be like summer for the most part except the afternoon high tempeartures will be about 5-9 degrees cooler than our typical summer day.
MEANWHILE: Severe weather including tornadoes and flooding continues to plague Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Arkansas...this area will spread east and north today and tommorrow..and after today will be mostly a flooding threat for these regions...while Florida (except for the panhandle)..will remain high and dry until Tuesday...where the northern parts will be first to feel the affects of the weakening front (boundary) that will sink into the Central Peninsula on Wednesday.
Saturday, May 1, 2010