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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".

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh Blustery Day

*Image: Morning KSC Sounding Shows 37kt wind just above the surface

"Bluster"–verb (used without object)
1. to roar and be tumultuous, as wind.

I'm packing up the blankets and long pants! After two damp days it looks like the 'dries' are here to stay for quite a while. Surface low pressure over eastern Virginia will spin quasi-stationary generally over Eastern Virginia through the weekend. High pressure is building slowly ENE-ward from the extreme SW Gulf of Mexico. The combination of circulations around the low and the high will generate a healthy west wind across the entire state today. The cloudiness/rain of the past two days is all but a faded memory - - FINALLY!

TODAY: Morning low in Canaveral was 59 degrees right at sunrise. Wind was very light at that time. Expecting that once things heat up...say by 10:00am...the weak inversion depicted on the sounding will mix out and those 30kt winds will mix/descend down to the surface. Any clouds generated by the mixing which will appear before that time should also 'dry out'. Thus, expecting a blustery day with winds in the 20-30mph range...could see some higher gusts up to 35 mph (perhaps even stronger?) over the open waters of the Banana River/Indian River/Various Lakes/off the coast/St. John River Valley Basin Territory. High around 71 degrees plus or minus 2 degrees.

TONIGHT: Wind will remain somewhat elevated but die to the 10-15mph. Sky mostly clear with a low around 55 (plus or minus 4-5 degrees depending on where one is located)

SUNDAY: Same as today.

EXTENDED: No reasonable weather worth mentioning until possibly Wednesday but even then not expecting any significant weather. Only thing notable is that we may cool by 2-5 degrees Wednesday through Saturday and there will be some periods where we actually have some decent clouds.

*NOTE: We are now entering the spring season in Central Florida and this is officially Florida's Severe Weather Month (the past two days was a good sampling). I have noticed historically that some days when interesting weather is to occur that some very interesting things can occur and it is likely I'll 'bust' on some forecasts (i.e., 'fail'). But we're ready to meet the challenge.

I love early spring as it works into full bore spring and eventually summer. It can be a very exciting period with beautiful days punctuated intermittently with some nasty storms. The trees start to spurt new leaves of life...birds can be heard 1/2 hour before sunrise...and sometimes we can hear them in the middle of the night through an open window.

Very adventuresome weather too; however, these days can sometimes be very difficult to peg down when it comes to forecasting the active days. For now though, not expecting any surprises for the next 5 days. Wake me when there's a smidge of a chance of rain......

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