Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nor'easter Taking its Cues from a Storm That May Be Named Sean!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Today our nor'easter continues. A small craft advisory continues along with a high surf advisory. Northeast wind gusts on the open seas at 25-35 kts. Surf 8-10 feet with minor beach erosion. Seas a monstrous 10-16 feet. Keep the dingy at the dock if possible today. On land a gusty northeast wind continues at 20-30 mph. We do have a warmer layer of air but it is trapped 5,000 feet above us and it looks like it will have trouble mixing to the surface. This inversion caused by our nor'easter will have three big impacts on our weather. It will keep us cloudy throughout the day. It was stabilize the atmosphere with only a few sprinkles possible. Thirdly, temperatures will struggle into the 60s.

Our sluggish weather and nor'easter is taking its cues from an area of low pressure near the Bahamas spinning in place. You can see it on the satellite picture with the big swirl above. There is a possibility it could become subtropical Sean since it is now moving over 81 degree water. It will sit over this tropical water for at least 48 hours. This system's main impact on us at home would be to keep our nor'easter howling for another couple days. Right now the National Hurricane Center is giving it a 10% chance of being a hybrid storm.

This week will feature a supercell of storms across the deep South and it may impact the Panhandle of Florida with severe weather. By time it moves our way it will weaken but we cannot rule out a thunderstorm by late Thursday. We will turn very warm ahead of this front with highs bouncing back to near 80. Keep your eyes to the sky this week! We have an asteroid that is passing only about 3,000 miles from earth and we should be able to see it on Tuesday night! Our Veterans Day Parade looks sunny and breezy with temperatures in the lower 60s. Have a great week and keep looking up! That is the way to go!

I will see you tonight at 6, 6:30, and 11. Dan Hicken will be in the house and you never know what may happen on the set! I will also post more details of our big week ahead here on the blog this evening. I am actually running an hour behind today unlike most folks because my phone turned the clock back two hours. That is a fun story I will share as well here on the blog...although not so fun for me when I woke up. The main thing is I did get to the station in time for the early bird show! God bless! Have a great day!

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