Cool/Dry Weekend? Skyrim Weather? And Waterworld?

May 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 am by under Weather

Questions, questions….Well, I have the answers…mostly.  He he he.  Let’s start with the short-term weather and then I’ll talk about those other topics.  Thanks to the persistent area of high pressure hanging off the Atlantic coast we’ll have some nice weather from this morning through the weekend.  Finally, today we started with sun and clouds.  No drizzle…no rain or fog.  Through the day we’ll continue to see passing clouds.  Rain will stay to our south as the area of high pressure sits over the Mid-Atlantic.  Notice that out to our west there is a mass of rain and….(SNOW) over the Midwest.  That is late even by their standards.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

That system will slowly trudge east and will make it here by Monday.  However, today we are looking good.  The northeast breeze will push more cool air into the region.  It will blow out of the northeast at 10-20mph with gusts to 25mph.  This will allow the cool air to even push inland a little bit.  So high temperatures today will be in the low 60s near the shore with upper 60s inland.  I don’t think anybody will make it to 70 unless the winds die down.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

We’ll have good weather for the LPGA in Williamsburg.  Highs will be in the upper 60s with partly sunny skies.  They’ll see a northeast breeze as well, but not as strong as near the coast.

LPGA Forecast

LPGA Forecast

We’ll see good weather tonight for the Tides game.  Meteorologist Don Slater will be out there throwing out the first pitch.  Have fun if you go.

Norfolk Tides Forecast

Norfolk Tides Forecast

We’ll also see good weather for all those folks waiting in line to see Iron Man 3 this evening.  Hmm I might be out there.  Tomorrow we are looking good, but there may be a few sprinkles in the morning as a small pocket of moisture will try to push in from the ocean.  We’re not expecting rain showers, but just a sprinkle here or there.  Highs will be in the low/mid 60s.  Sunday looks good with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-upper 60s.  The Midwest system that I mentioned above will move-in by next Monday.  This will initially give us a few scattered showers.  Then we’ll see widespread rain on Tuesday as the system sits right on top of us.  I think we’ll be on the back side of the upper low by Wednesday. So the rain should taper off.  This could change though as large upper level lows are notorious for lasting longer than the models forecast.  We could see 2-4 days straight of rain, and that could add up.

Now…as per the other title topics…I am a gamer, and I’ve been playing Skyrim for about a year now.  I just checked how many hours I put into the game, and it sits at 103 hours so far.  It’s an adventure game, but what’s pertinent here is the scenery.  There is weather in the game and it makes you feel like you are really in a different world.  Heavy snow, rain, and even aurora make for a very scenic world.  The sound is also very impressive with howling winds on top of the snowy mountains.  I’m playing a board now where I’m close to an arctic area, and I’ve been in a blizzard for days.

Finally, I saw this really neat article from Discover via ImageGeo.  It talks about how much water volume lies over our world compared to the total volume.  The most interesting part of the article is a graphic from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Total Water Versus The World

It really puts into perspective how fragile the oceans are and how little mass it takes up compared to the rest of the planet.

Hope you enjoyed this blog.  It was a bit different today.  Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

One Response to “Cool/Dry Weekend? Skyrim Weather? And Waterworld?”

  1. Libbie says:

    I used to be a Meteorologist like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee…

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