Thursday, June 14, 2012

Slow Movers Mean Big Rainmakers...

In a "typical" summer pattern, the Bermuda High/Atlantic Ridge extends westward across the SE states producing a steady flow from the SE to the NW over the northern Gulf states.  So far we have not seen that pattern set up yet as we remain in the transition stage between the retreating westerlies and the approaching easterlies.  The result is a very ill defined wind pattern that has several swirls of low pressure drifting about.  Today we saw what happens when you combine those minor upper disturbances with daytime heating along with abundant tropical moisture...buda boom, massive strong T-Storms with extreme lightning, heavy downpours, & gusty winds.    I look for little change in that pattern for the next 2-3 days until we finally see the Atlantic Ridge build westward over us for early next week.

Computer models still hinting at some tropical development in the western Caribbean or extreme southern Gulf late next week. Stay tuned!

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