Skip to comments.Wet, cooler July may be sign of hurricane threat (Stay anxious my friend)
Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Houston - Although it's ending on a warm note, July sure was lovely.
The region received lots of drought-quenching rain and average temperatures were a couple of degrees cooler than normal.
But are we in for déjà vu all over again, with regard to the torrid August 2011, during the month ahead? Houston suffered through August last year with a record-shattering daily high average of 102 degrees.
Probably not, says Chris Hebert, a forecaster with Houston-based ImpactWeather. Hebert noted that a large area of high pressure has been centered for much of the summer over parts of the Midwest.
"With the high up north it leaves the upper Gulf coast open to continued daily rounds of afternoon showers," he said.
This should also moderate daytime temperatures a bit. Whereas every day during August of last year reached 100 degrees but one, this August may not see a single 100-degree day, he said.
The slightly cooler and wetter weather may come with a price, however.
Hebert studied the 20 wettest and 20 driest Julys on record for Houston and found a striking correlation with hurricane activity.
After 40 percent of the wettest Julys a major hurricane struck Texas or Louisiana during the remainder of that year's hurricane season, Hebert said. But there were no major hurricane strikes after the driest Julys.
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Drought to hurricanes! Never just good weather...
“Good weather” attracts liberals of the California type. I think I’ll keep what we have.
If the only reason they’re staying in CA is due to its weather (and I can’t think of another reason), they’re not going to move to Texas.
But I get your point. :)
For nthe last three years they have been calling for more and worse hurricanes,
Sooner or later they will get it right, but they really don’t have any better idea about what we will get than I do.
Here in Michigan I haven’t mowed my grass since the first week of June. In my immediate vicinity we’ve gotten just over a half inch of rain in July and about 3 inches total since April.
Its been Africa hot here.
Actually, once upon a time, they "did" have a reasonable (and improving) track record. Unfortunately, their premier modeller/predictor said that AGW was BS and not reflected in the appearance of more hurricanes or other weather. He was forced into retirement.
The rain we are getting here is coming in straight off the Gulf.
If there is a hurricane in the Gulf, there is a good bet it's headed straight for me again.
Dr. William Gray did have a run-in with some stoogette in CSU's Engineering School several years ago; but they made Dr. Gray professor emeritus, and he was plenty old enough to retire from active teaching. He still runs the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU; and he still releases hurricane prediction forecasts.
Wet, cooler July? Where? Sure as hell ain’t here in South Texas.....and the report came out of Houston?
We are in a stage 3 drought condition here in Alice and awaiting a degrade to stage 4. I expect the heat in August will exceed the daily 100+ we have had every day in July.
The weather service has spent trillions on upgrading their predictions and still can’t predict anything further than (1) 3 hours in the future or (2) than what they see out of the window. And......we are to believe this “scare” story?
Storm Stories! Watch our Storm Stories and be very afraid!
I am sick of the Weather Channel!
During July 2012 we had rain every afternoon and again at night. The cumulative total was in excess of 12”. On one day we had 1.8 “ in 24 hours.
I haven’t seen the summation yet but it must be near if not exceeding historical records for the month.
The drought of may and june was deluged away
Well, Washington State for starters. Also a wetter/cooler May and June as well. Coolest/wettest "summer" we've had since "I" moved up here. In fact, I would say we have not yet actually HAD "summer".
I'm glad to hear he's still around, and that the witch hunt didn't succeed. I had gathered that what had happened to him did not leave him "a happy camper"....perhaps he had wanted to keep teaching, I dunno.
I don’t turn on the Weather Channel anymore. They preach global warming, and they’re never as accurate as my local weather guys.