Wet July?

July 18, 2007

SnapshotApparently that may be the case…maps are still looking wet.  Hopefully I laid out the  forecast problem pretty well  at the beginning of the 10pm newscast.  We appear to be trapped between the hot ridge to the east and a persistent trough offshore.  The trough does not come directly over the Northwest on any model’s map the next week or so.  But each model run and each model itself shows shortwaves brushing the Northwest.  Notice that the ridge is "always" pushing back towards us in the 5-8 day period.  At one point a few days ago we were going to have very warm ridging  for this weekend as the trough would back off to the west.  That’s not going to happen.  So I’m very suspicious about next week’s forecast too.  Except for the "green tomato" summers of 1983 & 1993, I can’t really find an instance of a week or more rainy weather in the latter half of July.  Get to work guys and do some research to find out if this has happened in the past.  I’m sure it has to do with the mothership hiding behind the moon though…Mark