Rain Tally And Comet ViewingMarch 13th, 2013 at 7:44 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Yesterday we had widespread rainfall, but the amounts varied.
Weather watchers had differing numbers. Greg in Currituck, NC had 0.7″. Pam in Gloucester had a half inch. Jan in Reedville had 0.7″. Scott in Yorktown only had 0.32″. So I’d say it all averaged out to about a half an inch. Norfolk picked up 0.23″. That location is down 0.26″ for the month (somehow), but it is up 0.78″ for the year. Elizabeth City picked up about a half inch. That whole area doesn’t need rain, but that site still says that they are below average for the year. I’ve heard there’s still a lot of standing water down that way. High temps yesterday were in the upper 60s to near 70 before the cold front moved through.
Today we will be cooler behind the front. We’ll be mostly dry, but there could be a few sprinkles this afternoon as a windshift line moves through.
Anything that does fall later today will be very light and brief. High pressure will build-in and make for a dry forecast (overall) for the next couple of days. Tomorrow we will be very chilly for March. Highs will only be in the upper 40s. The average high is in the mid-upper 50s.
We will warm up into the weekend. 50s Friday…Low 60s Saturday. We are still looking at a few showers by Saturday afternoon, but I’m still thinking that the rain will hold off until after the Oceanview parade. Sunday will stay mostly cloudy with a few showers returning by the evening.
Some folks have been asking about the comet (Panstarrs). It will be visible in the western sky over the next couple of evenings. This evening, however, there will be quite a bit of clouds. They will be thinning, but probably not until too late. Cross your fingers.
Good luck in your viewing. Let us know if you snap a good pic.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler