Hurricane Season 2012, Glaciers, And A Great Weekend!November 30th, 2012 at 7:51 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Well, hurricane season 2012 is officially over. It was another very busy season, and two big systems (Sandy and Isaac) impacted the U.S. and Caribbean. Interestingly enough neither of those two hurricanes were major hurricanes. That is testament to the fact that every storm is unique. We managed to get 19 named storms with 10 hurricane and 1 major hurricane (Michael).
There may be another storm forming in the Atlantic, but officially the season is over.
Along with that there was a recent report about Global Climate and the recent rapid increase in glacier melt. This article from NBC news includes a new study from a group of scientists and universities. It talks about how the melting has been much faster over the last few years, especially over Greenland. I’m sure folks will argue some of this. It has been documented that there is some increase in ice over part of Antarctica. However, according to the study the overall net ice is melting over that continent.
Our local weather started chilly again this morning, and we also had some more frost. As we head into the afternoon though, we’ll see lots of sunshine, light southwest winds, and so some warmer temperatures. It will be a pretty nice day.
Over the weekend we’ll continue to build the warmth in the region. Highs will be in the low 60s on Saturday…Mid-upper 60s on Sunday. But hey…it won’t stop there. Warmer weather will continue on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s to ….dun dun duuuuhhh near 70! A cold front will move through next Wednesday and will cool things down with some showers by then. Enjoy the weekend. It should be nice weather for Hollydazzle tonight in Newport News if you are heading to that.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler