Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tropics Quiet...Rare June Front?

There is so much wind shear across the Gulf, Caribbean & Tropical Atlantic that we should not see tropical development during the next 7-10 days.  As I've mentioned earlier, the MJO is unfavorable so we're likely to end June with only one named storm (Andrea).  Last year we had 4 named storms by the end of June.  We would love to see this pattern of east coast troughs continue thru hurricane season.

Today saw typical June heat ( 92 makes it hottest of year so far) but there were ZERO showers around Metro N.O.   On a "normal" June afternoon we see rain coverage of 30-40%.  A weak front will stagger near us for Friday increasing our rain chances, but only for one day as the front will dissipate by Saturday. We no longer see cool air with these fronts but any showers will help curb our daily heat. 

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