Saturday, August 25, 2007

August 20-25, 2007 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for August 20-25, in one scenario, called for either a tropical system or tropical moisutre off the Carolinas' coast to affect the area. No such system formed. As can be seen from the Accuweather map for August 23rd and 24th at the right, storms did ease the heat briefly.

Today's Accuweather map at left shows that "storms will reach the region later Saturday night (25th) with the possibility of some heavy thunderstorms in Georgia by Sunday morning (26th)."

The other scenario presented in the forecast called for strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, and heavy downpours over the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

On the 21st, Accuweather reported "Tropical moisture from what is left of Erin will spread into the Virginias, Maryland and southern Pennsylvania Tuesday producing a narrow band of drenching showers and thunderstorms. A few locations from southern Ohio and northern West Virginia to the Delmarva Peninsula and western Virginia could receive as much as 2-4 inches of rain." The above map, courtesy of the Weather Channel shows this weather pattern on the 21st.

Today Accuweather also reported "The heaviest storm threat will be from western New England to eastern Ohio. Flood threat will be the greatest with storms that fire over western to central New York to western Maine."

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

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