Friday, May 15, 2009

Strong may Cold Front Coming...

Usually by mid-May cold fronts struggle to reach the Gulf coast. Not the one coming for this weekend. As a deep upper trough develops along the east coast, a strong cold front will sweep off our coast during the day on Sunday. It will bring us our best widespread rain chances in weeks. There is a slight chance some of the storms could be severe on Sunday. Much cooler air will arrive with this front dropping highs from near 90 into the 70s with much lower humidity. Night time lows will be in the 50s northshore to near 60 south of Lake P. It'll feel great here for the first part of next week.

In case you missed it buried on page 14 of today's Times-Picayune, Climate modelers have cut in half...Yes, it said cut in HALF!!!...their predictions of sea level rises by 2100...from 20 feet to 10 feet. 10 feet would still be very bad for many coastal locations but my guess is those predictions will continue to be revised downward as reality shows sea level rises are not what computer models have predicted so far. Of course more research money is needed that's why a crisis is created.

What a difference a day makes...Dr. Masters on Wxunderground now says chances for an early season storm to form in the next few days are very unlikely. With most of the Gulf waters still in the 70s, that makes sense to me.

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