Thankfully the trough wins and, now a tropical depression, Debby begins her trek east and northeast bound. She did leave a mark though.
Latest Official Track (6-26-2012 @ 7PM CDT)
Florida took the brunt of Debby in the form of rain and lots, and lots, of it! Check out this rainfall graphic from the National Weather Service…
Upwards of 20 inches of rainfall for FL over the last 7 days, and, of that, about 10 inches of rain fell from Apalachicola to Jacksonville today alone. That’s a departure of 8 inches above normal for many places in Florida.
Debby’s death toll remains at 1, due to a tornado in central Florida on Sunday.
Again, the good news is that she’s on her way out. We all say, “Good Riddance!”
Of course, it does not stop with Debby. The National Hurricane Center is already watching the next tropical wave in the Atlantic.
It’s a very disorganized wave, but it does show signs of a broad circulation. It currently has only a 10% chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours, but that chance could increase each day as it works its way westward across the Atlantic. With high pressure dominating the Atlantic and a conducive environment for cyclones, we may be watching this system head into the Caribbean as the 4th of July holiday nears. AND there’s another wave right behind it that looks robust as well. We’ll just have to wait and see what develops.
In the mean time, high pressure continues to dominate TX. It is HOT. Too HOT!!
Galveston broke another record today – 97 degrees – breaking the previous record of 95 set back in 1875. That’s the third consecutive day with a record high. Here’s a graphic of Galveston’s June normals, extremes, and actual. The three stars indicate the records broken.
Hobby airport also saw its second consecutive day with a record high, 105 degrees.
It’s starting to sound like a broken record. Sorry, I really could not resist the urge of the pun.
Stay cool, be safe in the heat if you have to be out in it, and enjoy the rest of the week indoors in the A/C if you can.
The models show an upper low developing along the TX coast going into the weekend and rain chances look to increase a bit into the weekend as a result. Will update on this if warranted. Right now it looks like scattered showers and T’Storms will be the nature of the rain chances. It’s the typical summertime pattern. Hey, at least it might cool some areas down for a bit!
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