Sunday, September 19, 2021

Real Relief Heading Our Way...

The main things all the repairmen & women need right now are no rain and cooler temperatures. Rain coverage won't be zero tomorrow, but any showers/storms should be fewer in number, but temperatures will still be way too hot.  However, a REAL cold front will arrive late Tuesday night sweeping away the humidity and bringing noticeably cooler temps, for the rest of this week.

You can see the colder air spilling down over the northern Rockies and it will drive towards the Gulf pushed by a deepening east coast upper trough.

Some spots on the North Shore could even see some upper 40s north of Bogalusa/Popularville.  Mornings will have that crispy cool feel with afternoon highs staying in the 70s.

We haven't totally gotten out of our rainy pattern yet, as radars still show spotty storms over land and clusters of storms off the LA/MS coasts.

This deepening trough over the eastern states guarantees any tropical activity will be blown far to our east.  In fact, all of the Newly named storms are projected to stay way out in the Atlantic.

These are the kind of tracks we hope to see for the rest of this year.

I'm just happy to see some light at the end of what has been a long summer.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Painfully Slow Drying Trend Will Continue...

Each day our overall shower coverage has been decreasing,  However, some folks, like Port Fourchon, got wacked again this morning.  Luckily most of the rain has pulled away from us and the Flood Watch was allowed to expire.

Unless some new storms redevelop offshore, tonight should be rain free. The satellite view over the Gulf still has clusters of storms, but coverage has decreased since yesterday.  So now we focus on our next cold front.

 You have to look to the northern Rockies to find our cool relief.  That's still several days away so we're still stuck with the heat & humidity along with some spotty downpours a while longer.

As for the Tropics...

Odette was a one day wonder and NHC has issued their last advisory.   Everything else is so far out that it's not worth speculating about.  Models put nothing in the Caribbean or Gulf for the next 7-10 days and that almost gets us to October.  Like the Beach Boys song says..."Wouldn't it be nice if our Tropical weather season is over?!!!"  OK, maybe it didn't say exactly that !  Stay tuned!