Mid Morning Update

Good morning.  Day 1 of the 90 degree heat is today.  Merrimack Valley watch out.  The forecast high for Lowell, MA tomorrow is 99.  It will feel like 107.  This heat wave is responsible for 13 deaths so far (from The Weather Channel).  Not to be redundant but this is killer heat, STAY HYDRATED AND COOL.  Check on those vulnerable to heat.  Here is my post from last night.  A National Weather Service meteorologist who is a friend of mine wanted me to say don't drink alcohol, only water.  Well its Thursday night and tomorrow is Friday so I'll repeat myself; drink water along with your alcohol.

The tropics are beginning to heat up now.  Tropical Storm Bret is hanging on despite a poor atmospheric environment around it.  Horizontal winds are not allowing Bret's thunderstorm activity to co-locate over its center.  Despite this thunderstorm activity blew up overnight so winds are still at 50 mph.  Bret will not be around to much longer but could enhance rip currents off of the Carolina's.

The third tropical depression of the season may be forming east of Bermuda.  This will have zero affect on the United States, but as the calender turns towards August the threat of tropical cyclones will become more real.  My seasonal forecast is here and I do not see any changes.  The name of the next system will be Cindy.

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Names.  Bold indicates used, bold italics indicates in use
Arlene
Bret

Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irene
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney

Comments

  1. That wave that came off Africa still of interest. Euro had it around Florida around day 10. Right now it is clearing a path through all of the Saharan desert air that has been blow out to sea. Hopefully once it outruns the dry air from the desert it will become interesting.

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  2. Yeah it is, the CMC has a tropical storm around the Turks and Caicos Islands. Very favorable spot...I think that it will be the first Cape Verde type storm. It may be a "lead blocker" for future waves to come just like you said

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