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Aug. Averages.... "Earth Gauge": Algae, U.S. River System

The "Buresh Blog" will take a week off but "Talking the Tropics With Mike" will continue to be updated every single day..... We turn the calendars to Aug..... averages @ JIA: Avg. low / high: 1st - 73 / 92..... 31st - 72 / 89 Avg. rainfall: 6.85" Sunrise / ...

Storms to Increase... Poll Shows Floridians "Not Concerned" About Hurricane... Salvation Army Matching Funds

The gradual increase of afternoon/evening t'storms is underway but still will be most concentrated inland Thu. though farther east overall reaching the I-95 corridor.  The beaches will have a better chance to get wet Fri./Sat.  Hot temps. Thu. in the 90s will dip a bit -- upper 80s/low 90s -- ...

Weak Low Pressure Close to Fl.

Weak low pressure has now formed east of Jacksonville as our surface pressure remains generally weak & disorganized.  The low should slowly meander northward creating a low level steering flow from north to south for any showers & isolated t'storms Wed.  The low will approach the Carolina coast late in ...

Bit of a Break from Heavy Rain Won't Last Long... "Soft Spot" in Upper Ridge... Waterspout... 3 Hour Long Manitoba Tornado!

While it's not been AS wet the last few days, there have still been local downpours & the humidity is still high.  Temps. topping out in the mid to upper 80s Sat./Sun./Mon. were the first days in July that did NOT get to 90 degrees(!).  We'll see temps. creep up ...

Nice Little Pattern Change... Coastal Upwelling Interrupted

A nice little surge of onshore northeast winds finally brought about a weather change over the weekend.  The process started Saturday & was complete by Sunday & will remain in place through Tuesday. Winds will be onshore out of the east & northeast bringing a few morning coastal showers then ...

More Storms(!)... But It IS the Rainy Season... Lightning!... Neptune Beach Storm Survey... S.D. Tornado Video... "Earth Gauge": Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Food for Thought

Daily updates on the tropics: "Talking the Tropics With Mike".........  Got to my Facebook fan page to see video of some of the spectacular recent storms.... More storms & heavy rain through Sat. before storms finally become more sporadic & scattered Sunday into the early part of the upcoming week. ...

Stormy(!): Weather Disturbance Will Increase Rain Even More

Heat then storms will again be the story Thu. but then some changes...... Temps. will hit the mid to upper 90s Thu. by 2/3pm with heat indices ("feels like"!) of 105-112 degrees setting the stage for intense afternoon/early evening storms.  Upper level winds out of the northwest will push the ...

Lightning: Too Close for Comfort!... Stormy Pattern... Ca. Heavy Rain Episode

Lightning way too close for comfort - watch this video!  The strike ignited a small grass fire in the dunes of Neptune Beach for heavy rain played "firefighter".  The crazy part is that the bar patrons did not heed the first close strike only to be nearly struck by a ...

Storms Continue... POSSIBLE Tropical Development Near Fl... Rocket Launch

Our stormy -- but generally typical for midsummer -- weather pattern will continue with even a little bit of an uptick in storms the next few days -- through at least Thu.  Very heavy rain, lots of lighnting & gusty winds will be the primary features of storms that will ...

Storms to Continue This Week... S. California Hit By Unseasonable Rain & Flooding

Coming off a stormy weekend for some with more on the way.  However, there are some beach locations inland as far as I-95 -- especially parts of Duval & St. Johns Co. -- that still need some rain since they've largely missed out on the heavy rain of the last ...

Hot!... 2014 Global Warmth... Local Storm Chase Documentary... "Earth Gauge": Power of Parks, Wildfires

A hot & humid weekend with a few afternoon heavy storms that look to be most active Sunday.... & especially inland.  Stay cool & enjoy! An international report has been issued regarding the global warmth of 2014 - click **  here **. A local storm chaser is working on a ...

Heat/Humidity/Scattered Storms... Japan's New Satellite... Boston Snow Mound Finally Melts!

Heat, humidity, weak upper level disturbances + sea breeze & outlfow interactions/collisions will continue to promote the development of scattered showers & t'storms from midday into the early evening through Fri. right on into the weekend.  Temps. will reach the 90s before storms fire with heat indices 100-106 degrees.  Radar ...

More Storms... Drone Video of Tornado... Kingfish Tourney Forecast... Dog Days of Summer... Pluto Photos

Storms will again fire Wed. with isolated severe storms possible & many storms producing a lot of lightning & very heavy rain.  A multitude of boundaries + cloud cover makes the forecast a bit muddled.  In play: (1) an outflow boundary from Tue. night storms over Ga.  The boundary was ...

T'storm Clusters & Upper Level Disturbances... Pluto Flyby

Check out the early Tue. satellite imagery below.  Clusters of t'storms stretch from Montana to Kansas to Kentucky/Tennessee & into the W. Atlantic.  This "ring of fire" is on the periphery of an upper level ridge of high pressure which is infamous this time of year for producing clusters of ...

Upper Level NW Flow Insures Stormy Week... Hostile Tropics

The upper level (500 mb) chart below shows winds out of the north & northwest across the eastern half of the U.S. which in the middle of the summer is a stormy pattern.  Disturbances within the flow will work on a hot/humid/unstable air mass to produce lines & clusters of ...

Hot Weekend... A Few Intense Storms... "Earth Gauge':

Have a great & safe weekend - stay cool!.......... This weekend will be one of the hottest of the summer so far with inland highs in the mid to upper 90s, heat indices a little either way of 105 degrees.... & near 90 degrees at the beaches where onshore winds/sea ...

Heat Breaks by Early Next Week... High Number of Lightning Deaths... June Global Temps.

Hot through the weekend with only isolated to widely scattered inland afternoon storms.  Temps. will reach the mid to upper 90s with heat indices of 102-107 degrees.  Persistent onshore winds will keep the beaches dry while isolated storms will form along the inland-moving sea breeze initially near I-95 early to ...

Fewer Storms = Hotter Temps... PECAN study winding down

Our pattern change is just beginning with storms becoming more widely scattered & concentrating more inland as we go through this week.  The overall drier weather will mean hotter temps. with highs in the low 90s (about avg.) Wed. reaching the mid to upper 90s Fri./Sat./Sun.  This recent stretch of ...

From Afternoon Storms to Hot... Colorful Sunset... July Meteor Shower

More storms & heavy rainfall Mon. afternoon/early evening with another round likely Tue.  But we go drier again -- & hotter -- by late week into the upcoming weekend.  The transition begins Wed. with widely scattered mainly inland afternoon showers & storms.  Storms will become isolated -- & inland -- ...

Stormy Start to the Week Eases Mid to Late Week... Tropics Update

Our expected stormy weekend lived up to its billing with pretty much all areas getting at least some rain on one of the two days if not both.  A few storms produced strong winds, but the story was mostly rain, lightning & fantastic cloud pics.  See below (Sieverts in P. ...

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