I'm here, watching all sorts of weather. Right now, the tropical storm
picture for the northern Atlantic is a real mess:
Looks like Bermuda will take a couple of hits in the next ten days. The
west coast will get some relief around the end of next week by way of a
developing low pressure system.
It's close to 8AM here, and we still can't see the sun due to smoke from
California. The haze has a slight brownish tint.
We've had the hottest months on record here, being July and August. The
overall reason for this is a band of high pressure that spans from Taiwan to
North Africa. Twenty years or so ago this band was much further south and was
responsible for our summer monsoon season by way of high pressure over central
Mexico. Now that high pressure sits right over us here in the southwest,
raising our temperatures and pushing tropical moisture westward into the
Pacific before reaching here. It's also keeping the jet stream further north
than normal, which further aggravates the temperature and dryness.
>Which weather reminds me ... where is Chris Trask? Last posting two weeks
>ago, and he would usually be first to report on climatic oddities in Tempe
>(and not just Tempe).
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
- Hunter S. Thompson
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