Tuesday, August 28, 2007

DC: Decreasing Comfort


Partly sunny, warm, more humid. Temperatures mostly in the mid 80s are a few degrees cooler this afternoon in the Washington metro area, but increased dewpoints have more than made up the difference with lower comfort levels. If you had your air conditioning off last night, you may want to reverse that decision tonight. Like yesterday, however, radar is completely clear except for a few tiny showers in the mountains.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Partly cloudy, moderately muggy. Lows tonight under partly to mostly cloudy skies will be near 70° downtown to the mid and upper 60s in the 'burbs. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, a little warmer, and somewhat humid with highs 87-90°.

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

Tropical Topics

The tropical wave (more formally, an "easterly wave") noted yesterday in the eastern Atlantic is now about halfway between the Lesser Antilles and Africa. The Tropical Weather Outlook indicates that "environmental conditions are favorable for some development" as it continues moving westward.

The Miami Herald reports today that NOAA has partially reorganized the management of the National Hurricane Center following the recent ouster of Director Bill Proenza:
  • Interim Director Ed Rappaport will remain in that position through the end of the hurricane season
  • Bill Read, MIC (meteorologist-in-charge) of the NWS Houston-Galveston office will be interim Deputy Director
  • Richard Knabb, a lead hurricane forecaster, will be team leader for all 10 hurricane forecasters
The Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that a formal nationwide search will be conducted for a permanent Director, and the Houston Chron reviews the changes from a Texas point of view.

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Seasonal Outlook

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