Hot & Cold….Wet too?

August 11th, 2014 at 8:17 am by under Weather

Yesterday was great.  I took advantage of the nice weather and took my family to one of the local water parks.  It’s been tough to fit in outdoor stuff lately with a lot of the cool and wet weather that we’ve had in the region.  Dog Days of Summer?  Hmph!  More like the fancy cat days of Summer.  In fact there has been some very polarized temperatures lately over much of the world.  Take a look at this image of temperature anomalies for July from NASA.

http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/84000/84150/namericalsta_tmo_2014215_lrg.jpg

North American Temperature Anomalies

Look at the spike in temps west and over central Canada with the large area of coolness over the rest of the U.S. and Canada.  Mexico was above average as well.  It was also unusually cool over western Europe, but very warm over eastern and northern Europe.

So our forecast is pretty mild as well.  There are no 90s in the 7 day forecast.  Today we could see some isolated showers.  Highs will be in the low/mid 80s.  Humidity won’t be too bad, but it is increasing.

Isolated Showers Today

Isolated Showers Today

Tomorrow we’ll see a higher chance for rain as both a warm and cold front approach from the west.  We haven’t had a lot of thunderstorms over the last few days.  (Though heavy rain fell Saturday over northeast North Carolina). Scattered storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Behind those systems we’ll see some more nice weather from Wednesday through the weekend.  Of course I’d check back on that part of the forecast.  Lately it’s been day by day.

Along with the skies, we’ll have to watch the waters today.  There is a high threat for rip currents at the local beaches.  The waters are churned up pretty good.  Waves will be running about 3ft and there is an onshore breeze.  So be careful if you are going down for a swim.  Remember if you are caught in a rip current, then swim parallel to the shore and then back in up or down the beach.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

4 Responses to “Hot & Cold….Wet too?”

  1. Eddie Wright says:

    Jeremy,

    I took my son to Ocean Breeze Water Park last Friday and couldn’t believe how cold the water was there. It seems like we haven’t really had a summer this year. Also, I read the other day that business has been way down at the New Jersey beaches. Some are even wearing sweatshirts there. Is it the so-called Polar Vortex that has kept our temperatures so cool this summer?

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hello Eddie. I was there too. The water was surprisingly cold. I wouldn’t say that it’s the polar vortex, but I would say that there have been unusual cold masses of air that have come down out of Canada a few times lately. I like some of the mild weather, but I would love for at least a few more 90s before the Summer is over. Jeremy

  2. Mimi Eschenburg says:

    Love reading your Blogs!! Because, I am a weather fanatic..meaning I could discuss Mother Nature 24hrs.aday!!it is Super Exciting..your Old Fashion Humor makes me Laugh,Daily..Thankyou!

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Thanks Mimi. Sometimes it is tough to write the blogs. Especially when you’re not sure if anyone is reading. So any bit of feedback I get is appreciated. Especially when it’s nice feedback like yours. You take care. Jeremy W.

Leave a Reply