Monday, June 11, 2007

Great Golfing Day


Sunny, warm. PM Update is blogging today from the beautiful grounds of Woodmont Country Club, where we're providing weather support for the Women's U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier. It's a fine afternoon for golf in the Washington metro area, as temperatures have reached the mid 80s by early afternoon and dewpoints have dropped to the more comfortable low and mid 50s on a northerly breeze around 10 mph. Regional radar around lunch time showed a small, but locally intense, cell southwest of Culpeper moving southeastward, but the immediate metro area has remained clear.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Continued warm, increasing chance of showers. There is a slight chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms through this evening, especially south of the immediate metro area. The rest of tonight will be partly cloudy, continued warm and moderately humid with lows in the upper 60s downtown to near 60° in the cooler 'burbs. Clouds will increase tomorrow afternoon with a 40% chance of showers or thunderstorms late in the day. Highs will be 80-84°.

For the outlook through the rest of the week, scroll on down to Jason's post below.

Tropical Topics

The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories this morning on TD 3-E in the Eastern Pacific. In the Atlantic Basin, tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next 48 hours.

Climate Corner

The WaPo continued its coverage of Greenland climate changes on Saturday with an article, "In Arctic Ice, Lessons on Effects of Warming", about glacial melting, including the accelerating flow of the Jakobshavn Glacier. For an equal 60 seconds from the (Anti) Competitive Enterpise Institute, click here.

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Seasonal Outlook

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