General Overview/Short Term Forecast
This morning's surface analysis over the Northeast shows a stationary boundary over Maine and a cold front trailing through Ontario, Western NY and Western PA.
|WPC Surface Analysis 5 am|
|RTMA 2 m temperatures 7 am (image Weatherbell)|
|NWS Northeast Regional Radar loop 808 am|
|11z HRRR 2 m temps valid 2 PM (image Weatherbell)|
|11z 2 m dew point temperatures valid 3 PM (image Weatherbell)|
|January 31, 2015 8 am 2 m temps (image Weatherbell)|
|11z HRRR Precipitable Water forecast 4 PM (image Weatherbell)|
Other Weather Headlines
It appears unlikely severe weather will hold together and reach SE MA. However the main weather headline for the Cape and Islands, as well as all South facing beaches, is building surf and rip currents. A small craft advisory is in effect for much of the MA/RI/CT shoreline and offshore waters.
In other news the tropical Atlantic hurricane season continues to be slow. There are two areas that the National Hurricane Center is watching for possible development, but it gives each a 10% shot in the next 2 days, and only 30% in the next 5 of actually becoming a Tropical Depression/Storm.
|NHC 8 am tropical weather outlook|
|Northeast US Drought Monitor (image USDM)|
Finally there will be a full moon tomorrow, the second of July. That is somewhat rare and it is a called a Blue Moon. There will not be another Blue Moon for 3 years. Don't worry about that however. One can always find Blue Moon at the local package store. I prefer that type of Blue Moon over the astronomical one.