Tuesday, May 29, 2007

High and Dry


Sunny, warm, low humidity. The situation is not nearly as dire as the far Southeast, where drought conditions and some extensive wildfires prevail, but the Washington DC region's warm, dry spell is entering another week. Skies are essentially cloudless east of the mountains from Pennsylvania through Virginia. Temperatures in the metro area at mid afternoon were in the low to mid 80s, and humidity was in the comfortable range with dewpoints mainly in the low 50s and even a few upper 40s.

90-day precipitation chart from HPRCC/NOAA

Tonight and Tomorrow

Mostly clear, pleasant. Under clear skies and a nearly full moon, lows tonight will range from near 60° in the city to the low and mid 50s in 'burbistan. Tomorrow should be much like today: sunny and warm with comfortable humidity and highs 83-87°.

Tropical Topics

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Alvin, the first named storm of the Eastern Pacific season. The storm, which has peak winds of 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt, is moving westward well off the coast of Mexico and is not likely to be any threat to land.


The PBS science series NOVA is repeating tonight a 2003 show featuring the unique 6 climatic zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. (Channels 22 and 26 at 8pm).

In recognition of the official start of hurricane season, The Weather Channel begins Hurricane Week this weekend. The featured Happening Tomorrow (9:30pm Sunday): Miami gets blown away by a major hurricane.

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Seasonal Outlook

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Latest 3-month temperature outlook from Climate Prediction Center/NWS/NOAA.