Commentary on weather, climate, and science from a young meteorologist.
The main story this week will be the continued transition towards a summer-like weather pattern across North America. The morning 500 mb analysis shows a strong ridge in place across much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. A trough is noted across the Desert Southwest, but this trough is expected to lift out, with the ridge intensifying to the east. This will result in rather warm weather across much of the U.S. during the upcoming week. (Read more).
|Tropical Depression||Tropical Storm||Hurricane||Major Hurricane|
|less than 39 MPH||39-73 MPH||74-110 MPH||greater than 110 MPH|
|less than 34 knots||34-63 knots||64-95 knots||greater than 95 knots|
|less than 63 kph||63-118 kph||119-177 kph||greater than 177 kph|
|Storm Name||Maximum Winds||Minimum Pressure|
|Alex (01/13-15)||85 MPH||981 mb|
|Bonnie (05/27-06/05)||45 MPH||1,006 mb|
|Colin (06/05-07)||50 MPH||1,000 mb|
|Danielle (06/19-21)||45 MPH||1,007 mb|
|Earl (08/02-)||80 MPH||979 mb|
|Fiona (8/17-23)||50 MPH||1,004 mb|