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A Fabulous Fall Weekend!
What a great weekend weather-wise! We had comfortable temperatures, and it was dry. Well, for the most part anyway. An upper level wave caused a few light showers in the northern part of the viewing area today. Most places remained dry, but you probably noticed all the high clouds around. These were also part of the disturbance! The clouds are actually making for a beautiful sunset... I will show a timelapse tonight at 10pm!!
So we are in for some warmer air again this week! Friday we were in the mid 80s... we could easily do that again over the next few days! We're still watching our old friend the "cut off low"! The latest one is currently just off the Southern California coast:
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You can see all the clouds this low is bringing to the southwest US and to parts of Mexico. This is our next rain-maker... but being "cut off"... it is going to take awhile to get here! Probably reaching us late Wednesday/early Thursday. Here's the GFS's forecast for Thursday afternoon:
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As Jeff mentioned in Saturday's blog... ANOTHER tropical depression has formed. This is TROPICAL DEPRESSION 24. It is located south of Cuba, and Southwest of Jamaica. Here is a look at the satellite image, click on it to see the loop:
TD 24 is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm in the next day or so... and could eventually become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. It would be named "Wilma".
One of my co-workers asked, "How can this be number 24 if we are only on the W's?" And the answer to that question is that not EVERY tropical depression that formed acutally MADE it to Tropical Storm or Hurricane status. So not all of them got names!
I am keeping an especially close eye on TD 24, as our honeymoon is in Jamaica in a WEEK!! Yes, I leave tomorrow for Ohio, where I will marry the love of my life! :) We are very excited, and we can hardly believe the day is almost here! I will post some wedding pictures when I return, and of course some nice pictures of Jamaica! So you won't see me on the air for a couple of weeks. Gary, Brett and Jeff will be sharing weekend duties!
Wish us luck... and I will see you in November!!
Posted by at October 16, 2005 7:09 PM
Good luck and best wishes with the "love of your life". Enjoy Jamaica.
You are so nice... thank you! I am so very excited about it all!! :)
Posted by: Dave Arnold at October 16, 2005 10:25 PM
Do you think that hurricane wilma(provided that it make hurricane status and goes in to the gulf) will delay the on set of the winter pattern set up that you say occers between now and Nov 5th? I ask this b\c I am aware that any tropical system that goes in to the gulf stalls out the pattern and our weather becomes dry and tranquil for awhile b\c nothing moves too much, couldn't that slow the pattern or the delay the onset until a few weeks later? Just a thought.
I don't believe the hurricane will have much of an affect on the evolving pattern. It will affect the next few days over the eastern U.S., but not the overall pattern.
Posted by: Stephen at October 17, 2005 7:42 PM