Monday, June 25, 2012

Debby Not Done.

We have been there before (Juan 1985, Allison 2001, Lee 2011)...slow moving tropical storms that just take forever to move away.  That's Debby tonight, soaking the Florida panhandle where severe flooding is going on and will only get worse during the next 24-36 hours.   Fortunately for us, we are on the dry side, but that has resulted in temperatures soaring to 100+ this afternoon.  Without our daily showers, highs will stay around 100 for the next 2-3 days.  Over the weekend, the upper ridge will back farther to the west allowing for some spotty storms to develop during daytime heating.  That should make us slightly less hot, only low to mid 90s.

We are currently in the favorable (rising air) phase of the MJO.  It appears that the sinking pahse will arrive over our part of the world during the next 7-10 days.  That will shut down any more tropical development for awhile.  Stay Tuned!

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