Several systems joining forces just to our south may keep us in the wet weather pattern for the weekend and even beyond.
One computer model (GFS) is downright alarming with that amount of rain that may be seen in the Appalachian Mountains. The purple areas indicate more than 10″ of rain!
Maps courtesy WeatherBell.com
SUPERMOON ECLIPSE: This weekend’s full Moon is a “supermoon,” as much as 50,000 km closer to Earth than other full Moons of the year. Rising in the east at sunset, the swollen disk will look extremely beautiful… because it is going to be eclipsed. On Sunday evening, Sept. 27th, the supermoon will pass through the shadow of Earth, turning the lunar disk a cosmic shade of red.
On Monday, August 3, a lone severe thunderstorm developed over Lake Erie just west of Cleveland. Watch this phenomenal time lapse (8-9 PM) as a classic shelf (or roll) cloud develops along the updraft of the thunderstorm. It’s followed by a beautiful, colorful sunset.
…and one to go. Meteorological summer is defined as the months of June, July, and August. June ended up as third wettest on record. But we turned the corner in July with a pattern that allowed long stretches of rain-free days after July 14th.
July ended up with a rainfall deficit of almost an inch of rain with temperatures slightly cooler than normal.
We did see summer’s second 90°F day on July 29th of 93°F. There was only one other on June 12th when we hit 90°F. Normally by now, there have been seven 90°F days, so we are continuing to run cool. The pattern next week (for the first ten days of August) indicates a return to cool and dry. Those of you that put off some of the heavy backyard tasks for a cooler and drier pattern will have their open window to get things done.