Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April to End Chilly...

Our weather in the short term for the Zurich Golf Classic & the 1st weekend of JazzFest looks to be almost ideal...warm but not hot...lots of clouds but little or no rain.  Computer models are indicating a warming trend through the weekend as highs climb into the 80s, but a slow moving upper disturbance is likely to park itself over the SE early next week bringing a wet & nasty cold end to the month of April.  Our highs here on Wednesday could stay in the 60s if we remain stuck in clouds.  We might have to deal with some T-Storms late Monday into Tuesday so stayed tuned!

An interesting fact today on The Weather Channel.   Dr. Greg Forbes mentioned that we have not recorded a death from a tornado this year.  This marks the latest date to go without a fatality plus we have not had a major tornado (EF3 or higher) yet.  Last year was way below normal or average regarding the # of tornadoes nationwide & this year is even quieter.  I remember the Alarmists after Huntsville & Joplin screaming Global Warming was responsible for the outbreaks & their severity.   Hummm...now AGW is responsible for the lack of storms...weather extremes.   Could it be just a downward CYCLE?

The Journey Continues...

The journey of life for some is far too short, others way too long.  Usually there are many forks,        u-turns & detours that take us into the deepest, darkest valleys or , hopefully, to the glorious mountain tops.  Rarely is the path smooth, often it's rocky.   I have experienced both and as I have reached the "Winter of my Life",  I wondered perhaps maybe the Creator had a new path for me to travel?   I guess not as FOX 8 & I have agreed to a new 3 year extension on a contract that will take me to nearly 70 years old.   My promise to our audience is simple...Trust is not given but earned.  I will continue to earn your trust for the next 3 years.   Let the Journey continue  ! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weak Front Coming...

It's almost a week since our last significant rainfall so many gardners would appreciate some showers. A weak frontal boundary is approaching from the NW, but it will nor roar thru since we are almost in May. It should trigger scattered (40-50% coverage) showers with a rumble of thunder before drier air filters in for Wed-Thursday. South winds will bring back a summer feel for Fri-Sunday, but rain chances will be slim.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Breck Is Back...

Yea I've been gone a week...not on vacation, but attending the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.   I'm sure you've heard that the 2014 season "should" see far fewer named storms (9) & only 1 major hurricane.   That was the good news....the Bad?   The reason for fewer storms is expected to be a moderate to strong El Nino that will increase wind shear over the Tropics.  The following recent years had an El Nino going on...1965 (Betsy), 1983 (Alicia), 1992 (Andrew).   As you know these were all major hurricanes that affected the Gulf Coast.  So just because the numbers this summer may be low, as always it's about LOCATION.

I hope you have been enjoying the April cool spell.   We are about to enter the time of the year where we start seeing highs rise to "almost hot".  I find 80-85 fairly comfortable, but when we reach the upper 80s to near 90, yikes!   I am reading some articles suggesting that this could be the "year without a hot summer".  No, that doesn't include the southern states but mainly the Northeast & Great Lakes.  The 90s are a coming here.  If we can just hold off on them for several more weeks!   See you on FOX 8 Monday at 4 & 5 pm.