Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Springs Into Warmth, Severe Outbreak Likely...

Wow, just noticed our dew points have risen to 70+ tonight which results in a summer like feel to the air.  Gone will be those mornings in the 50s replaced with lows nearer 70.   The recent cool nights have allowed my annuals to flourish with only some of my petunias showing signs of fading.  The geraniums have done exceptionally well along with the begonias, but the warmer nights will begin to affect them down the road.   All in all, my yard has almost totally recovered from the Winter freezes, and with my new fence, looks very attractive.  Today’s high of 85 felt warm, but not hot.  We are about 2-3 weeks away from our 1st of many 90+ days.  Joy oh joy, we can hardly wait…NOT!


Wednesday thru Friday will stay warm & mostly dry with only a slight chance for a stray shower.  Rain chances will increase by Saturday into Sunday as a weak front will stagger down into the Gulf.   RIGHT NOW, I don’t expect the kind of severe weather hitting the central plains.  The main upper energy rotating around a trough over the Rockies will remain far to our north and that will keep the really bad storms away from us.   I suspect some showers will  dampen Jazz Fest this weekend so rain gear would be the prudent choice if you are going.  Some drier air will return for Monday & Tuesday resulting in cooler nights again, but the daytime highs should still be 80+.


Weather Bell Analytics updated their hurricane predictions and kept the same numbers (11-15) as their earlier forecast.  They indicate those numbers might be too high and they are not expecting to see a repeat of last season’s major storms.   Hopefully it’ll be a quiet season for us?  Stay tuned!

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