Saturday, July 5, 2014

Here comes the heat and humidity

Well we survived Hurrican Arthur. This weekend has given us some nice dry weather. My favorite part of the weather has been the lack of humidity. I love the hot temps but hate the humidity. That means I will not like this week as the humidity makes a return. I love how channel 7 measures humiduty using this graphic of how your hair will look.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Not a Hurricane yet

Arthur is still a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen  to hurricane status tomorrow. A storm reaches category 1 status when the winds near the center reach 74 mph. We have some weather to contend with before the storm gets any where near us. Tomorrow, Thursday Juy 3rd, we have a chance of some strong storms.

Then we get ready for some heavy down pours on Friday. Notice on the maps below that the national hurrican center has part of Massachusetts in what is called "The cone of uncertainty" This is the area where the path of the storm could go. If the storm comes closer to us then of course our weather will be much worse.

The many computer models are shown below and the majority of these computer models keep the storm 50-100 miles east of Massachusetts.

Hopeyou don't have outdoor plans for Friday like I do. Cookout and pool party at my house. Maybe not!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tropical Storm Arthur

In the winter months I love to follow the predicted snow storms and in this warm weather, I follow another type of storm - tropical storms
The first named tropical storm of the season is here. Say hello to Arthur
 Arthur is currently located off the Florida coast and is traveling Northwest  at 5 mph.

Now we wait and see how strong the storm gets and how close this guy comes to Massachusetts.

I will be sure to post daily updates on this storm