Month: February 2018

Front is Dissipating? I think so. Precip coming soon.

It appears the front is dissipating. There still is a 24 degree temperature difference between Houston and Dallas.  However, many of the watches and warnings have been expired.  Frankly, I think it would be nice to continue having the weather we've experienced in Southeast Louisiana over the last few days.   It has been absolutely beautiful.

 

The following is the official forecast for Houma, La from Weather.Gov from tonight (2/24) until next Saturday (3/3)

Overnight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 71.

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Massive Frontal System From Texas to

Weather.Gov US Weather map

Looks like a stalled front is terrorizing us.

I've been monitoring the temperatures across the frontal system.  There is about a 25-30 degree drop from East to West.  So, if this thing ever decides to start moving, we should have a fair amount of rain and then chilling.  It shouldn't get anywhere near freezing after it pasts, but it it'll be cool for a few days.

Today in Southeast Louisiana, you should be in your gardens.

God Bless,

Jay C. "Jazzy_J" Theriot

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Active Monitoring of Three Cities in New Zealand

Weather.jayscafe.net has started monitoring three locations in New Zealand:  New Pymouth, Nelson, and Westport.  Nelson is in the projected path of Gita and New Plymouth and Westport are North and South of the proposed track, respectively.

This will be interesting as I can gather data points from multiple locations in the storm simultaneously.

Gita has reduced to Tropical Storm status.  The largest threats to the island nation will be storm surge in the coastal areas and flash floods from the mass of water running down the hills.

New Plymouth is experiencing a steady 30+ mph wind and the other cities are not as bad, at about 10 mph.

Still, send up a prayer for the Solomon Islands, Tonga and the surrounding island nations.

Thanks for reading,

Jay C.  "Jazzy_J" Theriot

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