Updated 915am CT – Friday / 10 July 2015
.. A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern Continues Locally ..
On this Friday…. a warm front extends eastward from a surface low pressure area over eastern Colorado into Kansas and Missouri. A trough.. or line.. of low pressure extends southward from the Colorado surface low into eastern New Mexico and far southwest Texas east of El Paso. Surface high pressure is over the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern USA. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our local surface winds are southerly.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere.. an upper level high pressure area is centered from Texas eastward over the southeastern USA and the adjacent areas of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. A strong upper level low pressure storm system is ashore into central and northern California and western Oregon. As a result, our upper air winds at about 18,500 feet, are light southwesterly.
A typical summer weather pattern continues with a moist and tropical air mass holding across the area.
More of the same is expected through the seven day forecast period. Upper level high pressure, acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere, should keep us dry with afternoon high temperatures near or even slightly above seasonal averages.
I do not expect any precipitation through the seven day forecast period.
Have a good Friday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel