Skip to comments.Wet, cooler July may be sign of hurricane threat (Stay anxious my friend)
Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Houston - Although it's ending on a warm note, July sure was lovely.
The region received lots of drought-quenching rain and average temperatures were a couple of degrees cooler than normal.
But are we in for déjà vu all over again, with regard to the torrid August 2011, during the month ahead? Houston suffered through August last year with a record-shattering daily high average of 102 degrees.
Probably not, says Chris Hebert, a forecaster with Houston-based ImpactWeather. Hebert noted that a large area of high pressure has been centered for much of the summer over parts of the Midwest.
"With the high up north it leaves the upper Gulf coast open to continued daily rounds of afternoon showers," he said.
This should also moderate daytime temperatures a bit. Whereas every day during August of last year reached 100 degrees but one, this August may not see a single 100-degree day, he said.
The slightly cooler and wetter weather may come with a price, however.
Hebert studied the 20 wettest and 20 driest Julys on record for Houston and found a striking correlation with hurricane activity.
After 40 percent of the wettest Julys a major hurricane struck Texas or Louisiana during the remainder of that year's hurricane season, Hebert said. But there were no major hurricane strikes after the driest Julys.
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Drought to hurricanes! Never just good weather...
“Good weather” attracts liberals of the California type. I think I’ll keep what we have.
If the only reason they’re staying in CA is due to its weather (and I can’t think of another reason), they’re not going to move to Texas.
But I get your point. :)
For nthe last three years they have been calling for more and worse hurricanes,
Sooner or later they will get it right, but they really don’t have any better idea about what we will get than I do.
Here in Michigan I haven’t mowed my grass since the first week of June. In my immediate vicinity we’ve gotten just over a half inch of rain in July and about 3 inches total since April.
Its been Africa hot here.
Actually, once upon a time, they "did" have a reasonable (and improving) track record. Unfortunately, their premier modeller/predictor said that AGW was BS and not reflected in the appearance of more hurricanes or other weather. He was forced into retirement.
The rain we are getting here is coming in straight off the Gulf.
If there is a hurricane in the Gulf, there is a good bet it's headed straight for me again.
Dr. William Gray did have a run-in with some stoogette in CSU's Engineering School several years ago; but they made Dr. Gray professor emeritus, and he was plenty old enough to retire from active teaching. He still runs the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU; and he still releases hurricane prediction forecasts.
Wet, cooler July? Where? Sure as hell ain’t here in South Texas.....and the report came out of Houston?
We are in a stage 3 drought condition here in Alice and awaiting a degrade to stage 4. I expect the heat in August will exceed the daily 100+ we have had every day in July.
The weather service has spent trillions on upgrading their predictions and still can’t predict anything further than (1) 3 hours in the future or (2) than what they see out of the window. And......we are to believe this “scare” story?
Storm Stories! Watch our Storm Stories and be very afraid!
I am sick of the Weather Channel!
During July 2012 we had rain every afternoon and again at night. The cumulative total was in excess of 12”. On one day we had 1.8 “ in 24 hours.
I haven’t seen the summation yet but it must be near if not exceeding historical records for the month.
The drought of may and june was deluged away
Well, Washington State for starters. Also a wetter/cooler May and June as well. Coolest/wettest "summer" we've had since "I" moved up here. In fact, I would say we have not yet actually HAD "summer".
I'm glad to hear he's still around, and that the witch hunt didn't succeed. I had gathered that what had happened to him did not leave him "a happy camper"....perhaps he had wanted to keep teaching, I dunno.
I don’t turn on the Weather Channel anymore. They preach global warming, and they’re never as accurate as my local weather guys.
WC has certainly become a full-fledged member of the NBC liberal propaganda machine.
In my case, not so much. I'm originally from Lousiana, and I LIKE hot weather. Summer here is about like very early spring "down there".
***but they really dont have any better idea about what we will get than I do.***
Several years ago it was found that the hurricane forecasters were just guessing as to how many hurricanes there would be in a year.
Yet they are still taken as gospel by some.
Right now we could use some hurricane rains here.
Dryest year in my memory.
We have always had droughts in August,but this one started in July and hasn’t let up.
I’m a Virginian, born and raised, and I love everything about my state except the hot, humid summers. I’m definitely a cold weather chick.
A friend went back to her native WA state for summer vacation. I’m still jealous, LOL.
Well, if it takes a hurricane to get rain up here to DFW, then so be it.
Wow must have been something in the air! LOL
Must be a really slow news day for the idiots at the Comical. Every afternoon for weeks now I glance out my window on the 28th floor downtown and can see the rain coming. I remember several years ago the same thing happened. Weather comes in cycles....
Well, as the old saying goes......"it's not the heat, it's the humidity". My personal ideal climate is West Texas...the area just west of San Antone. I'll give you Virginia as being one "really purty" state, at least outside the urban areas (did I mention that "I'm a country boy").
Red sky at night, hurricanes coming!
Woh oh, woh oh oh oh...
Oh, same here. We’re rural and wouldn’t have it any other way. I do love my Blue Ridge Mountains, and you can’t see them very well from the cities. ;)
Normal monsoon time of year?
Actually, with the Bermuda (Azores) high being higher than is normal high, extending nearly to FL, the GOM stands a 200 pct greater change of landfalling minors and majors this season.
Hey Mormon dude. You knew that already. Raining again tonight.
Plus: That is a deist image. A higher power exists!
I once read an anecdote about a man who was never pleased with anything. One day a man made a bet with his friends that he could say something the old grouch would agree with. It was one of those perfect days that is seldom seen, temperature just right, a few puffy white clouds floating in a beautiful blue sky and a mild breeze, just enough to make you feel like singing. He strolled up to the grouch, smiled and commented on the wonderful weather. The grouch looked at him, grunted and said, “I hate good weather.” The other man couldn’t believe what he had heard, “How could you possibly hate good weather?” The reply came back, “Because good weather is always followed by bad weather.”
It’s actually true, you know.
Pretty much all the country south of PA is lovely. My dad was from upstate NY, and we made the drive from Louisiana to NY pretty much every year from infancy until I was about twelve, and not quite so frequently after his mom died. We took a different route almost every time, so I've seen most of TN, KY, VA, northern MS, AL, some of the Carolinas, and on up into Ohio and across. All that hill/mountain country is pretty.
And He sent His Son to SAVE yer scrawny butt!!!
Heck; if He could get me; you'd best Watch Out!! ;^]
And mom would say, "I keep telling you to ask for directions; but NOOOooo...!"
Apostate Mormons? Virtually impossible. Been there, done that organized religion thing.
You’ve not seen one of MY churches meetings!! ;^)
Arranged marriages are for the birds!
TN is beautiful country. I never met such lovely, friendly people. I thought I had a southern accent until I came across them, LOL.
Well, maybe in some families, but my dad was a superb navigator. I don't think I have ever seen him get lost....certainly not during any of the times I was riding along. I think this was in part due to the fact that during the Depression, he and his brother had a motorcycle, and traveled WIDELY looking for work. I know they did the run from upstate NY to Florida several times.
Especially when they stopped showing the weather.
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