Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Too dry in the wrong places

8:05 AM EDT Tuesday 6/28/2011 As wildfires threaten the Los Alamos, New Mexico Nuclear Laboratory and surrounding communities, residents in the High Plains are just starting the long slog of recovery as flood waters recede in Minot and continue plaguing a nuclear power plant in Fort Calhoun in eastern Nebraska, as reported by the Washington Post. Long range projections by the NOAA Climate Prediction Centerindicate that little relief awaits in the 8-to-14 day period ahead. Precipitation where it would be needed may remain at or below normal, while temperatures where heat is at a surplus should continue above normal.

As reported by Forecaster Mike Natoli this morning's Central Maryland update, a lack of rain in the wrong places may only be improved by isolated thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic. Otherwise, generally dry and low chance of rain will be the trend for much of the East heading into the July 4 weekend (Forecasters Foot and Mike N.)

For More Details...see STORMCAST

REPORT FROM THE TROPICAL TEAM: As of 8:50 PM EDT 6/27/11, Low pressure over the Bay of Campeche has shown some iincrease in organization over the past day. The National Hurricane Center has indicated this area of interest at a 50% chance of developing over next couple days. Regardless of further development, the system should track northwestward into southern Mexico by Thursday. Our team will closely monitor this system and NHC updates, with reports posted in our Tropical Zone on facebook. (Forecaster Jason M. - Calvert County, MD)

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