Showing posts from September, 2015

Sheets and Sheets of Rain

At times the weather is boring and I have to put it on the back burner for a little while.  The pattern over the past several months has been so dull I've turned off the stove.  Given how the year started this isn't a terrible thing.  Mother nature also has a funny way of snapping back to life and that is what we will see over the next week.  The biggest threat is flooding rains although we will have to watch Tropical Storm Joaquin carefully.  He may act up by the end of the weekend.

General Overview
August and September have been extremely dry.  April and May were also dry.  Some parts of New England are experiencing drought conditions while most others are abnormally dry.
The soil is holding less moisture than normal.  From the US Drought Portal webpage
There is an old saying that a drought ends in a flood.  Heavy rain is expected to move in overnight and the National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a flood watch for much of Southern New England.
So what happens meteoro…