Benefit Of Odd Weather

July 29th, 2014 at 8:05 am by under Weather

We are seeing that odd weather pattern again over the United States.  An unusually cool airmass has pushed into the eastern half of the United States, and it has created a large trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

Odd Weather Pattern

Odd Weather Pattern

The reason it is odd is because this type of pattern hardly ever happens in the Summer.  Also, the pattern looks like it will be stuck for a few days.  Luckily this will give us some nice weather locally. Highs will be in the 80s and lows will be in the 60s for the next 3-4 days.   Other than an isolated shower in the region, we’ll have a dry forecast.

By next weekend things will change.  The trough will lift north, and we’ll warm up again.  The humidity will flow back northward. This will give us a higher chance for rain.

In the tropics I am tracking a large area of thunderstorms in the east central Atlantic.  It is moving west and is likely to become a tropical depression or storm in the next few days.

Area In The Tropics

Area In The Tropics

The models detect this area and generally strengthen it.  Over the next few days the system is forecast to move west and then northwest towards Puerto Rico.  The GFS model keeps it out to sea, but we’ll see what happens beyond the Greater Antilles.  For now it’s just something to watch.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

3 Responses to “Benefit Of Odd Weather”

  1. Carl M. Dozier says:

    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/ The mass of winter ice that still covers the Artic is responsible for our cooler temperatures. A friend from up state Michigan posted that it was 49 this morning. Friends in up state Wisconsin told me about ice on Lake Superior as late as the 4th of July. I’m surprise that not one “meteorologist” has mentioned this and connected the dots t our cooler summer. The Arctic started making ice last September and as you can see we are not approaching an “ice free” Arctic anytime soon, in spite of climate hysteria.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Carl. You have a good point. I’ve mentioned the ice on the Great lakes in June. Don’t remember seeing reports of it in July, but I’ll have to go back and check. Arthur dominated the headlines at that time. Remember the Arctic as a whole does hold onto ice during the Summer. It just goes to its minimum extent. I completely agree that the later ice has had an influence on the weather. I will have to find out how much the water temperatures are running behind average. You take care. Jeremy W.

  2. Matt says:

    Let’s hope mother nature doesn’t use up all these troughs up during the summer and leave us high/dry/warm this winter!

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