August: A Very Wet Month

August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 am by under Weather

The drought is over for the Pensinula and the Southside thanks to all of the rainfall we got this month. Here are some of the totals:

Over 13 inches for Newport News

Good news for today, no rainfall! But it is getting warm and humid outside. Today and tomorrow it looks like we should have highs in the 90s.

Isaac’s remnants move toward the midwest.

With that area of high pressure in control we are likely going to see sunshine for today and into tomorrow. Since there is so much moisture around eventually its going to come back and haunt us. So for tomorrow and for the next several days ahead I am still planning on seeing scattered showers for our afternoon forecasts.

Since we have clear skies tonight a reminder:

Blue Moon rises at 7:21pm

The next Blue Moon occurs in 2015 so give it a look later tonight. If you’re wondering why they call it a blue moon it is because its is the second full moon of the month. The first one was on the 1st of this month. Below is a video from NASA about the Blue Moon:


Lastly, the two storms in the Atlantic are going to stay there and eventually fade away out in the ocean but for surfers we might get a good swell coming in this weekend with 2-3 ft waves. Then next week Wave Watch III is forecasting an even bigger swell bringing in chest high waves.

Wave Watch III for Wednesday.

Have a fun and Safe Labor Day Weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

One Response to “August: A Very Wet Month”

  1. bonnie says:

    Good Evening,
    What i wanted to know is about Issac i see its been downgraded. But it is takeing a real long time to die down. Is this typical for hurricanes?
    And is this because it was bigger then a normal hurricane? I am confused as to why its taking so long to dissapear… I thought hurricane dissapated when coming in contact with land for a long period of time.

    thanks Bonnie

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