Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tropical Update including Tropical Storm Guillermo

Good Morning All -
Just a quick tropical/general weather update this am.

First of all in the Atlantic...good news...Tropical Depression #2 has weakened and latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center is that it will only make it to low end tropical storm strength. Still carefully watching other area just off west coast Africa. Long range models now show it moving across the Atlantic and approaching the southeast US (and not getting into the Gulf).

In the Pacific, T.D. Nine-E has weakened so much that it is now just an area of low pressure. But all eyes are no on newly formed Tropical Storm Guillermo which is forecast to strengthen (at least initially) as it heads in the general direction of Hawaii. Stay tuned.

In the U.S., a trough is digging south in the west U.S. That is making the weather cooler in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies. Meanwhile, temperatures are climbing in the eastern U.S. as a ridge of high pressure over the eastern U.S. The hottest spots on Thursday will be Texas and the desert southwest with highs in the 90s and 100s. Some weather is possible Thursday in Montana and western North Dakota.

Houston reached 101 on Thursday!!! I thought it seemed even hotter! Look for a hot and sticky day on Thursday with a location or two close to the century mark. There will also be some scattered storms in the afternoon and early evening--how about those storms on Wednesday!

Have a wonderful day!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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