Heat Expands across the Country through Mid-August

The heatwave in the West will expand into the Plains then into the East through Mid-August. Early this week, the heat will expand into the Pacific Northwest, impacting eastern areas of Oregon and Washington with temperatures in the 90s and low 100s F. Later this week through the weekend, the heat will expand into the […]

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Tropics to Drench East with Tropical Downpours Next Two Weeks

While the tropics will not be active with any storms, the tropics will have a major impact on the eastern part of the country over the next two weeks. A direct flow of tropical moisture will stream into the East this week, take a break next weekend then start all over again next week. The […]

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7:00 pm Special Update: Storm Continues to Deepen as Heavy Rain Hits D.C. into PA.

7:00 pm Edt July 21, 2018 Update No major changes to the forecast. The storm is now located south of Chincoteague, MD. Heavy rain bands are wrapping around the system into D.C. and eastern Maryland, extending up into south-central Pennsylvania. Rainfall of over 3 inches will occur and will cause flash flooding over the next […]

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Latest on Coastal Zipper Low Impacts. Maryland to Long Island Impacts

All the models have changed the track of the Zipper Low taking it up along the coast or just inside the coast. I am still thinking the system will stay off the coast and try to seek the warmer ocean waters to develop, which is what usually happens. I do understand that the models trying […]

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“Zipper Low” May Form and Hit NYC and/or New England

One of the best mesoscale Professors I had in college was Dr. Fritsch. He was the one who came up with some many new ways to look at mesoscale meteorology back in the day. He was also the one who coined the phrase “Zipper Low” for a low pressure system that zips up the East […]

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Over 90% of the Country will have Good Fireworks Viewing Weather

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The lack of stormy weather across the country will actually lead to over 90% of the country having good viewing weather for the evening fireworks the 4th of July. While thunderstorms will pop-up across parts of the country during the day, most of the storms will be done by 9:00 pm local time. The exceptions […]

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Bad Air Quality and Horrible Heat, and It’s Monday!

Folks across the Northeast get to start their Monday with poor air quality, high heat, extreme heat index and high humidity today. The National Weather Service has issued Air Quality Alerts, Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisories for much of the Northeast. Air quality alerts mean that ozone levels and pollutants will be high which […]

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Important Tips For Staying Cool In The Heat

Story by Steven DiMartino When the temperature starts to rise above 90 degrees and the humidity feels like the whole world is one big sauna, there are some ways to stay safe and cool.  So let’s go over them! Drink water, and keep drinking water.  Your body gets dehydrated faster in the heat and making […]

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Heat Dome to Cover Almost 90% of the Country

The heat dome will cover almost 90% of the country during the time period of June 29th through July 6th which means many states will have temperatures in the 90s and in some cases low 100s. The exception will be the Pacific Northwest where a cold front will push through keeping temperatures in the 60s […]

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10 AM Wednesday Live BLOG: Heat Index the Serious Impact!

10:00 am ET Wednesday June 27, 2018 There is no doubt it will be getting hot across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic this weekend into early next week. This has been a week of ups and downs with models showing, in some cases extreme temperatures. While the heat is coming into the Northeast, lets no forget […]

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