Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The huge upper ridge that has caused extreme heat & drought over the central plains for most of this summer is moving around, but not going away. As the ridge wanders about, rotating around it are disturbances that produce long lasting strong T-Storms (Derechos) that cause straight line wind damage over several states. The ridge will be over us for the next 1-2 days, but it will shift back to the NW by late Friday & the weekend. That might allow some of those strong Storms to rotate down from the north so we'll need to pay attention later this week. In the short term, it's very hot and mostly dry.
Posted by Bob Breck at 10:09 PM