Jeff Edmondson WAVY

Colder Air Is Coming

October 18th, 2014 at 9:03 am by under Weather

As we enter the second half of October I believe we are going to be seeing cooler temperatures than we did for the first half. Our highs today will be in the mid-70s. Starting tomorrow, for at least a week, we will be having highs in the 60s. That will all start to happen later today.

Gonzalo Fading Away, Watching A Cold Front

Gonzalo Fading Away, Watching A Cold Front

The cold front to our northwest will be moving through today, we will likely see extra cloud cover this afternoon because of the passing front. Temperatures should still be in the 70s this afternoon. Tonight, we will see mostly cloudy skies with temperatures going all the way down to the 40s by tomorrow morning. A few sprinkles are possible.

Future Trak @ 9pm

Future Trak @ 9pm

Our best chance of rain won’t be till after sunset. We could see some light rain across the entire viewing area sometime tonight. The rain and clouds will clear out tomorrow morning. Since we will have strong northwest winds tomorrow, high temperatures will struggle to make it to the mid 60s in the afternoon. We should be sunny tomorrow. Lows will be in the 30s Sunday night.

Surf Forecast:

The leftovers of the Gonzalo swell is still giving us plenty of good surf across the area. Wave heights are in the 2-4ft range for Virginia Beach. Bigger waves can still be found across the OBX.

Surf Report

Surf Report

Some of the camera’s that our partners have over on Surfline.com have shown 5-8ft waves early this morning. (Around Rodanthe and Hatteras)

Have a great weekend!

 

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

 


Warm and Sunny Today; Tracking The Tropics

October 14th, 2014 at 9:18 am by under Weather

High temperatures are going to be well above average today thanks to a strong flow of warm and humid air from the southeast. Temperatures will be in the 80s this afternoon. Most of us will be dry today, a isolated pop-up show may develop this afternoon. Rain is expected to arrive tomorrow morning and then again in the afternoon.

Future Trak Wednesday @8am

Future Trak Wednesday @ 8am

Future Trak @ 7pm

Future Trak @ 7pm

As the cold front comes through our area late tomorrow afternoon we may see a strong thunderstorms across Hampton Roads. The biggest risk will be for damaging wind gusts. I am expecting for many of our areas to receive around 1 inch of rain. The rain will clear out on Thursday.

Tropical Update

Watching Gonzalo

Watching Gonzalo

Gonzalo will pass to our east, it will likely hit Bermuda as a Cat 2 or 3 hurricane late on Friday. It will be far enough away from us so we should see sunshine and calm weather. The swell from Gonzalo will make for some great surf later this week and weekend.

Surf Update

Surf Update

Wave heights will be 3-4ft Thursday-Friday. Possibly up to 5ft on Saturday, then going back down on Sunday. We should see offshore winds all weekend.

Have a good Tuesday!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

 


Warming Up Today, Possible Afternoon Shower

October 13th, 2014 at 9:32 am by under Weather

Today we will see our temperatures warm up to be above average again. Highs are going to climb into the upper 70s this afternoon. (Average: 71 degrees)

Weather Pattern

Weather Pattern

A large trough is in place over the center of the country. This trough will bring severe weather to Tennessee and the Southern States today. As of the morning the center of the low was in Oklahoma.

Isolated PM Showers today.

Isolated PM Showers today.

Since our temperatures are going to warm to the 70s today, an isolated shower is possible from the extra heat and humidity we will have available. These showers will fade away tonight, and tomorrow we should be dry with partly cloudy skies. Rain is still expected to arrive on Wednesday.

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fay is in the central Atlantic fading away today. Tropical Storm Gonzalo is getting stronger, right now it has 60mph sustained winds.

Gonzalo Track

Gonzalo Track

Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane tomorrow, and then become a Cat. 2 Hurricane with 110mph winds by Friday. Since we have a large trough and storm complex moving across the USA this week, that storm should help to force this storm on a more easterly track. Models are saying that this storm will stay out to sea, but impact Bermuda by Sunday. We  could see a swell from Gonzalo arrive next weekend.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


A Cloudy And Cooler Weekend

October 11th, 2014 at 9:03 am by under Weather

We will see mostly cloudy skies today and tomorrow across Hampton Roads as a weak cold front moves down to the south.

Tracking The Colder Air

Tracking The Colder Air

Areas in N. Carolina will see highs in the 80s with some sunshine today. This front will help to bring in showers for areas north of the Peninsula this morning and into the early afternoon. After 3pm the rain chances will shift to the Southside and NE N.C.

Future Trak @ 6pm

Future Trak @ 6pm

This afternoon a few thunderstorms may also develop, most of them will just bring periods of heavy rainfall. There is a small risk of one or two becoming stronger later today. The levels of shear and CAPE (Wind Speeds and Energy) are at marginal which could support a supercell or multicell thunderstorm. We will keep an eye out for those later today.

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Fay is still in the central Atlantic ocean.

Fay's Track

Fay’s Track

This storm will stay out to sea. It will bring rain and wind to Bermuda today and tomorrow. We will see a increase in the surf across Hampton Roads starting tomorrow and going into the upcoming week. The waves will peak on Tuesday night and then decrease and clean up on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Subtropical Storm Fay Develops

October 10th, 2014 at 2:02 pm by under Weather

**As of the 5pm Update, Subtropical Storm Fay has developed**

 

A subtropical storm is being tracked by the National Hurricane Center in the central Atlantic Ocean. A subtropical storm is a little different than a tropical storm here are a few main reasons:

  1. The main thunderstorm activity is more than 100 miles away from the center of circulation.
  2. The center of circulation is mostly cloud free, versus in a tropical system.
  3. Colder air is wrapped up inside the storm.
Tropical Satellite

Tropical Satellite

This storm is still to the south of Bermuda, and will likely track towards there over the upcoming weekend.

Tracking The Storm

Tracking The Storm

The only thing we’ll see from his storm is a swell of waves coming on Wednesday. Waves at 3-4ft+ is possible by the middle of next week.

There are a few other areas further upstream from this subtropical storm. We will monitor those over the weekend.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


A Few Reasons To Look Up This Month

October 5th, 2014 at 8:50 am by under News, Weather

We have a chance to see a lunar and a solar eclipse this month.

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday

The full eclipse begins at 6:27am, just before the sunrise after 7am. We won’t be able to see the entire eclipse because the moon will disappear across the horizon. A Solar Eclipse will occur on Oct. 23rd.

For more watch this from NASA’s JPL:

 

Happy Viewing!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Cold Front Passing Us By

October 4th, 2014 at 8:28 am by under Weather

As of this morning at 9am the cold front is still in central Virginia. As it passes us by before midday, we could see a sprinkle or two across our area. Temperatures will likely be in the 70s today.

A Few Sprinkles This Morning

A Few Sprinkles This Morning

We are going to get a real taste of fall tonight once the colder air starts to move in across Hampton Roads. Our temperatures are going to drop into the mid 40s tonight with a strong northwest wind at 10-20mph. That wind will keep up tomorrow, so we’ll be stuck with highs only in the 60s in the afternoon. The good news is, with the cooler air moving in, it will also be drier air. That dry air will mean the skies will be clear with sunshine expected all day tomorrow. Temperatures again Sunday night will drop into the 40s.

Surf Report:

Conditions will be clean across the OBX and VB beaches today. Rip current threats will be high with 4-6ft waves for the OBX. It should be a fun day, so go out into the water and have fun with the surf. Conditions will be smaller tomorrow, but still fun at 3-5ft for the OBX. 2-3ft for VB on Sunday.

Large Waves This Weekend

Large Waves This Weekend

Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


An Interesting Way To Look At Hurricanes

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:08 pm by under Weather

I was presented this infographic from Adam Levenson (Community Manager UNC-Chapel Hill)

Decade of Destruction: High Cost of Hurricanes

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The infographic was created by MPA@UNC, the online format of the UNC School of Government’s Master of Public Administration Program

 

It really gives an interesting way to look at our recent hurricanes.

-Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


A Sunny Weekend Ahead

September 27th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under Weather

Well, at least for half of the weekend we are looking sunny. An area of high pressure is in control off to our north today. That will keep us with a fresh northeast breeze at around 10-15mph.

Weather Pattern

Weather Pattern

The dry air should keep our skies mostly clear this afternoon. The OBX still has a chance to see more cloud cover since you will be a bit closer to the offshore area of low pressure.

Future Trak @ Noon

Future Trak @ Noon

Overall, we are looking sunny and dry for today. Tomorrow may be a bit different, more cloud cover will be the theme. Temperatures should be in the mid to upper 70s on Sunday. Our weekend is looking dry, into next week Tuesday and Wednesday another coastal storm may bring us rain and wind. Stay tuned for updates.

Tropical Update:

No organized storms exist in the Atlantic Ocean, the tropics remain quiet.

Surf Update:

The northeast windswell will continue for the next week. Sunday could be more fun since our northeast winds are expected to die down a bit.

Saturday Wave Heights

Saturday Wave Heights

That coastal storm next week may boost our waves in the 4-6ft range…stay tuned!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


Isolated Showers Possible Today

September 20th, 2014 at 8:21 am by under Weather

A coastal storm is developing to our south right now. This storm system is not going to be strong enough to cause any major problems this weekend, however, we may see isolated showers later today and tomorrow.

Radar Snapshot at 8am

Radar Snapshot at 8am

The isolated showers are expected to move in to our area after the noon hour today. Sprinkles/Light Rain is what I would expect. This storm system won’t have the energy to produce flooding or thunderstorms. Wind speeds will be Easterly today at 10-20mph.

Future Trak @ 3pm

Future Trak @ 3pm

Tonight we will see mostly cloudy skies, isolated showers are still possible. Tomorrow, the majority of the rain will be over the Outer Banks. Temperatures should still be near 80 tomorrow with westerly winds.

Surf Update:

Sunday’s surf should be pretty fun in the afternoon as this NE swell will still be at its peak. Waves will be 3-4ft.  Rip Current Threats will remain high.

Beach Forecast

Beach Forecast

We should see more offshore winds tomorrow afternoon/evening which should clean up the surf.

Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson