End of the week Warmth?

October 25, 2006

Hello all… it’s been a while since I’ve had the blogging honor!

I read many of the comments in the previous post (yes, when Big Brother is on vacation, the Little Brother pays attention for him).  Some of you need a reminder to play nice… and thanks to some of you for saying that for me in your own comments.

On to the weather.  The big forecast dilemma over the next couple days is… does the ridge build enough to shift the storm track far enough north to keep clouds out of our sky?  At this point, I say yes.  Heights get into the 582 dm range Fri-Sat and thicknesses are quite high for this time of year (as are 850 mb temps).  With sunshine, high temperatures in the upper 60s shouldn’t be too tough.  Record highs this time of year are still in the low 70s… so 65-70 is totally in the realm of possibility.  Again, the fly in the ointment is high cloud cover.  We’ll see…

We’re entering the time of year when the fall rains should either be underway or just around the corner.  Not this year.  I don’t see any sign of a significant pattern shift to bring us a rainy pattern.  Perhaps later next week… but certainly not before.  Sorry skiers/snowboarders… patience may be required this fall.

– Drew J