There’s a lot to talk about in the world of weather today (but isn’t there always something?)
For those with interests in the tropics: For info on Earl, Fiona, Guston, and any other potential tropical formations: visit the National Hurricane Center page. Earl is a Category 4 monster hurricane with winds in excess of 140 mph. While it’s not expected to make direct landfall along the eastern seaboard, it will bring a glancing blow of potentially hurricane force winds, heavy rain, and dangerous surf to the coast (see graphic on the left).
Also, for the geek in you, you can find some pretty cool NASA stuff on Earl (think, satellite and beyond!) by clicking here.
August climate stuff: it’s official – Rochester’s average temperature was 5° above normal (officially: 72.7° was the average temperature). And yes, it was sticky, warm, and whatnot – but Rochester didn’t chalk up a single 90° reading. Typically, there’s 2 in August. We did have a bunch of days close to it, however.
In September, Rochester’s average temperature drops about 10° by September 30th; we usually see our first sub-32° low of the season, and we have a little over 3″ of precip. Oh yes, and we lose nearly an hour and a half of daylight between the 1st and 30th.
Our forecast today will feature some scattered showers with embedded t-showers. Winds will pick up late tonight and Friday will have an October feel to it: highs in the mid 60s, blustery, gusty NW winds, mostly cloudy skies, and some spotty showers. We warm things up slightly for Saturday…call it seasonable for Sunday…and near 80° for Monday (with maybe a few t-showers).
….was I supposed to talk about frogs? Hmm. Well, just watch out for the buggers crossing the roads.
This post was written by Steph on September 2, 2010