Jeff Edmondson WAVY

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


The Final Weekend Of Summer Coming Up

September 19th, 2014 at 8:59 am by under Weather

That’s right, the fall equinox is on Tuesday next week. So how are we looking this weekend? We will see a mix of cloudy cover and sunshine today.

Weather Pattern

Weather Pattern

Since we are stuck in this pattern again today, temperatures are going to be in the 70s this afternoon. A sprinkle or light shower may popup today with the clouds around noon.

Tomorrow we could also see rain:

Future Trak Saturday at 10am

Future Trak Saturday at 10am

Isolated showers will move inland around 10am tomorrow. Mostly cloudy skies are also expected. If you are going to the NAS airshow, keep in mind that the rain will be light and scattered, so the event should still be fun and mostly dry. Showers are possible into the afternoon. Highs should be in the 80s this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Kayak Event Supports Wounder Warriors

September 18th, 2014 at 5:48 pm by under News

This past weekend I was able to participate in the Ku’ono Paddle Series happening in Hampton, VA. This event had a 2, 6, and 12 mile Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak race all to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

Message from their website:

The Ku’ono Paddle Series is proud to be a Supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.  Founded in 2003, Wounded Warrior Project’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Thousands of injured warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

kuono

I finished the 2 Mile Race!

Let me tell you, I haven’t kayaked in over 3 years, so the 2 mile course was all I needed to do. The first mile I felt like a million bucks! Then we had to turn around. As you know there are currents that meander through large bodies of water like the Chesapeake Bay. Well, where we were near Fort Monroe had its own current. I realized that the wind and the current were against me on the second half of the race. I quickly saw myself falling out of it, but I did make it to the finish line and got my celebratory trail mix! This was a very fun event, I hope to see some of you out there next year!

Find out more here: http://www.kuonopaddle.com/home.html

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Afternoon Showers & Then Cooler

September 13th, 2014 at 9:19 am by under Weather

We had about 1 hour of sunshine this morning before the clouds rolled in. We could see a few more peaks of sunshine before midday, but this afternoon I would count on clouds and rainfall possible.

Afternoon Showers and Thunder Likely

Afternoon Showers and Thunder Likely

Today we will see highs near 80 degrees. For college football fans wanting to support your team tonight, I would bet on rain during parts of the game.

Bring the Poncho

Bring the Poncho

Tomorrow, after the passage of the cold front, we will see temperatures in the lower 70s! That will be one of the coolest dry days we have had in awhile. It will feel like fall with a crisp breeze from the north at 10-15mph. Sunday we should be dry with partly cloudy skies.

Highs will remain in the 70s on Monday with mostly cloudy skies. More rain will come again on Tuesday.

Tropical  & Surf Update:

Tropical Storm Edouard remains as a strong Tropical Storm in the Central Atlantic. The latest update had this storm with 50mph winds.

Swell Coming Wednesday

Swell Coming Wednesday

This storm will stay offshore of the USA. Surfers; we will see a nice swell from this storm coming in Wednesday-Friday next week. This storm is likely going to make the same track that Hurricane Leslie did in 2012. If you remember that storm gave us 3-4ft waves at its peak. The only thing I am concerned about is a northeast wind developing locally which would prevent clean surf. Stay tuned for more updates.

Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Hot and Humid Today, Much Cooler Tomorrow

September 6th, 2014 at 8:48 am by under Weather

The heat is on again today with high temperatures climbing to the 90s this afternoon. We will see a mix of sunshine and clouds for most of the day. This afternoon, we may see a popup shower.

Popup Storms Possible Today

Popup Storms Possible Today

Starting at around 2pm, scattered showers will develop across North Carolina. These will be slow moving so anything that does develop can produce some heavy rainfall. A few of these showers may move across Hampton Roads as well. If you have outdoor plans, I’d keep them. Just remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. The heat index will be over 95 degrees this afternoon. Some bigger changes are coming up which means more rainfall for us.

Cooler Air Coming Tomorrow

Cooler Air Coming Tomorrow

We will see a big drop in temperatures tomorrow with the passage of that cold front near Ohio. That will mean highs will settle back in the 70s with a strong northeast wind developing. That NE wind may bring up the tides a bit by Tuesday. As the cold front passes us by it will stall out near Hatteras. A new area of low pressure will form along it which will keep us rainy Monday and Tuesday morning.

The tropics remain quiet for now with no new storms expected to develop over the weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 


Dry For Labor Day Weekend

August 30th, 2014 at 8:43 am by under Weather

Our weather pattern is going to slowly change over the next three days. Starting today we will start to see a southeasterly wind. That breeze will bring back the humidity and heat. Highs will be near 86 degrees today with afternoon sunshine likely.

High Pressure In Control

High Pressure In Control

That area of high pressure is going to keep us with this southeast wind for the weekend. One thing that you will notice is going to be an increase in the humidity from the Atlantic Ocean. Also, do you see the line of thunderstorms and showers over Indiana through Missouri? That is part of a weak front that will move closer to us by Monday (Labor Day). By then high temperatures will climb back to the 90s and stay there for the majority of next week.

The tropics are going to remain quiet this weekend. That also means that the surf conditions will be smaller.

Surf Report

Surf Report

The risk for rip currents will be low today with 1-2ft waves at the Oceanfront. For the OBX, smaller waves will also be likely. We may see a new swell of waves move in late Sunday and Monday, but wave heights will still be mostly below 3ft.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Cristobal Monday Afternoon Update

August 25th, 2014 at 4:55 pm by under Weather

The National Hurricane Center is still keeping Tropical Storm Cristobal on a northerly track. The 5pm Update states that:

  • 60mph Winds
  • Storm Moving NNE at 5mph
  • Going to stay offshore of the USA for its entire track.
Credit: NASA GOES 13 Satellite

Credit: NASA GOES 13 Satellite

Latest Track

Latest Track

 

Surf Update:

Dangerous rip currents will exist tomorrow with waves around 3-5ft across the VB Oceanfront. Wave Heights will be similar for the OBX. For surfers, onshore winds will continue tomorrow which will keep waves choppy. Look at the full forecast:

Wave Forecast

Wave Forecast

Remember, with a large swell like this: “If in Doubt, Don’t Go Out” if you are new(er) to surfing or boogieboarding have your session with a buddy or a group of people and if you can near a life guard. Have Fun!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Tropical Storm Cristobal Develops

August 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am by under Weather

At 6:20 this morning the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Depression Four to Tropical Storm Cristobal. This storm has 45mph winds and is expected to get stronger over the coming week.

Christobal in the Atlantic. Maria in the Pacific.

Cristobal in the Atlantic. Maria in the Pacific.

I took this snapshot of the two large storms on either side of North America. Look on the left, you can see Category 4 Hurricane Maria. The eye is also noticeable in the center of the storm. Cristobal isn’t a hurricane, but is expected to become one by Thursday.

Tracking Cristobal

Tracking Cristobal

The National Hurricane Center has the forecast cone just grazing by Cape Hatteras on the OBX. The important part of the storm will be that turn from north to northeast on Thursday. The sooner it happens, the less likely the storm will impact the OBX. I would expect the only weather the OBX will observe is bands of clouds with some rainfall on Thursday.

Our wind will be stronger today out of the northeast. We will see a breeze at 20mph with gusts over 30mph possible today through Tuesday. With that breeze our skies will remain rain free this week.

We will continue to track Cristobal this week, Tiffany Savona will have another update this evening.

Surf Update:

The strong NE winds is going to push in a 3-4ft+ swell today. That could create head high peaks. Rip Currents will be along our beaches all day so beware of the dangers with the side and outgoing currents. Swim Near a lifeguard. The swell will keep up this first half of the week. The wind will die down on Wednesday which should mean cleaner waves. The tropical system will also push in new waves starting on Thursday. Stay tuned.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


Some Rain Possible Today, Watching The Tropics

August 23rd, 2014 at 8:40 am by under Weather

What time did you wake up this morning? If you were up before sunrise and had clear skies you should have been able to see Jupiter and Venus in the eastern sky!

Venus (Lower Left) Jupiter (Upper Left), Moon (Right)

Venus (Lower Left) Jupiter (Faint, Upper Center), Moon (Right)

The three objects will be spreading apart from our perspective over the next week, so if the sky is clear in the morning look for the objects. For today we will be seeing cloudy skies with a few scattered showers possible.

Light Rain Today

Light Rain Today

Wind speeds will be also strong from the northeast at 15-20mph by the afternoon. Gusts could be over 25mph. This wind is going to push in a new swell where we could see 3ft waves today and 4 ft waves tomorrow at the beach. That will mean a high threat for rip currents. Tomorrow, we will still see strong winds, but the skies will be clearer. Highs will be near 77 tomorrow.

Tropical Update:

As of now, the storm system near the Dominican Republic still has not formed into a depression or tropical storm. There is a high amount of shear in the environment which has been ripping apart the storm. Shear is a change in wind speed with height. The higher the shear, the less likely a hurricane can develop and survive.

Shear Example

Shear Example

The forecast models are still all over the place. The 6Z GFS has this storm making landfall near Miami, FL. The Euro still keeps it out to sea.

SAT AM Tracks

SAT AM Tracks. (GFS = Redline, Euro = Greenline)

Notice how all of the models have it closer to land? Look at the snapshot I took yesterday:

Forecast Tracks (From Friday's Models)

Forecast Tracks (From Friday’s Models)

There is a closer to USA trend happening, also the storm is slowing down. Keep an eye on it as it may be named Christobal either today or tomorrow.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson