Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hurricane season off to quiet start; will it last?

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is off to a quiet start, but that is really quite typical for June.

Although we can see some June storms, it isn't the rule of thumb.

Things generally tend to become more active as we move into the middle and end of July.

It has been an active start in the east Pacific, with two named storms thus far.

Forecasters are watching an area of disturbed weather about to enter the southern Gulf of Mexico. Right now, there is about a 20 percent chance for some type of development.

On the current track, the weather will move toward Texas. That COULD be a good thing ... as long as it holds together and doesn't develop into anything too wild ... they REALLY need some moisture across the Lone Star State!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Awesome June weather

You just can't beat Colorado for exciting weather ... how many other places can have an active tornado watch ... and a winter weather advisory .... within 75 miles of one another!

Now granted ... there is also 5,000 vertical feet between the two too!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More info on Wichita heat burst

Here is a little more in depth explainer on the heat burst that was documented in Wichita, Kan. this past week.

Thanks for the link, Ric W.!

More details on Wichita heat burst

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rare heat burst hits Wichita

This article is simply amazing ... a heat burst hits Wichita, KS.

The temp rose 17 degrees just after midnight ... along with tropical storm force winds.

Click the link to read more.

Rare Heat Burst Hits Wichita : Click to Read

Monday, June 6, 2011

August in June, not Christmas in July

It's hot!  Plain and simple.

Much of the nation east of the Rockies is sizzling in August-like temperatures. Numerous records have been set from Austin, Tx and Hattiesburg, Ms.

It's also hot as far north as Minneapolis/St. Paul where heat advisories have been in effect.

This his is shifting north and east, and will be in the big cities of the northeast before the week is over.

Excessive heat watches are in effect already for the Philadelphia area where temps could approach 100 degrees on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June is heating up

I apologize it has been a little while since I've blogged ... my work schedule has been hectic ... I sure do appreciate all my loyal readers!  Thanks for your patience.

Well June is here ... and things are sure heating up.  We've topped 90 degrees here in the Denver area.  It's been in the 90s and even 100s from the deserts of California all the way over to the southeast states.

Heat advisories have been in place this weekend across the mid-south where the humidity has made the "feels like" temperature feel well above 100 degrees.

Excessive heat is expected over the south for at least the next 2 to 3 days.

Meanwhile ... huge fires continue to burn in Arizona.  One of the largest in state's history as a matter of fact.

We've actually had bad air quality here in the Denver area over the past few days as southwest winds transported smoke from the fires in Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado.

You could also smell the smoke pretty strong at times ... just amazing!

Critical fire weather conditions are expected over the southwest states Sunday and in particular Monday ... let's send our best thoughts to the fire fighters!!