Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Watching Gaston/Labor Day Weekend Forecast

3 named storms in the Atlantic and possibly a 4th named Hermine in a few days.

Most immediate concern is Earl, a Category 4 hurricane which might hit the outlying areas of the eastern seaboard on Thursday and southern New England on Friday. I am reminded of a great book called Sudden Sea about the 1938 storm that slammed into eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Fiona is not forecast to become a hurricane but it could pass very close to Bermuda.

Finally, I am watching Gaston, pronounce ga-STAWN which is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and move westward. Long range steering environment could bring it into the Gulf middle of next week. So stay tuned.

Slight risk for severe storms on Thursday from northern Texas to southern Wisconsin. Very hot in the desert Southwest with lots of 100+ readings. Hot and sticky across the south and southeast with highs in the 90s. Very pleasant for most of the west coast, Rockies, central and northern plains and New England with highs in the 60s and 70s and low humidity.

Big trough which will steer Earl northward will also usher an early September "cold" front into Houston late Friday. Lower humidity air arrives in advance--early Friday. But the big improvement will be late Friday and through Sunday. Should be a very pleasant weekend with mild mornings and warm afternoons with low humidity. Look for some rain to return as early as Labor Day Monday and scattered storms Tuesday and Wednesday.

Let's do hot or caliente, pronounced cah-lee-EHN-tay. It sure has been caliente this summer. See my global warming poll results in the AND MORE section.

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My poll on global warming is closed. 50% said they thought manmade global warming is causing the extreme record heat. 0% said they thought naturally occurring global warming is causing the exreme record heat. And 50% said they were not sure what the cause is. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated. I hope to have a new poll in my next post.

Have a terrific Thursday everyone.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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