Wonderful weekend weather…November 4th, 2011 at 7:25 am by Jamie Jarosik under Uncategorized, Weather
Our storm system dumped significant rainfall to our southwest… check out these totals from yesterday/overnight:
Cincinnati set a daily record for rainfall yesterday, with 2.26″… and that additional .01″ picked up overnight. That beats the old record of .65″ set back in 1961. It also pushes their yearly rainfall total to 60.69″, so their wettest year on record continues to get even wetter! There were some flooding concerns down in Butler and Hamilton Counties for awhile overnight with the heavy rain in place. But thankfully, it’s a thing of the past… as the storm pulled away early this morning, and we’re back to dry conditions. Clouds will break up during the late morning hours as high pressure builds in. This will set us up for a sunny afternoon… and all that brightness will continue right through the weekend.
We’ll see high pressure not only at the surface:
But also aloft, which will mean bright blue skies:
It also means a slow warming trend for the area. We’ll be cool both today and Saturday, with highs in the mid-50s… but expect upper 50s Sunday, and 60s early next week. We now look to stay pretty quiet at the beginning of next week, with the rain chances increasing for Wednesday/Thursday. And something interesting on the models… might we see some snowflakes mixing in by Thursday/Friday?
It certainly looks cold enough in the latest model runs! It’s still a long way off… but we’ll keep an eye on it. We’re having my 4-year-old daughter’s birthday party this weekend. Wish me luck… as I will be consumed with kids and princesses Thankfully, we get an extra hour as we FALL BACK Saturday night. I will be spending my extra hour cleaning up from the party… because you know young children don’t participate in Daylight Savings (ie, they don’t let you enjoy an extra hour of sleep… lol). I hope you enjoy your extra hour and your weekend!
In space news, there has been another increase in solar activity. A big solar flare occurred yesterday, sending waves of ionization towards Earth… but the CME, or coronal mass ejection that brought us the beautiful Northern Lights not too long ago is actually heading towards Mercury and Venus. But the active region on the sun is now turning toward Earth, so there is potential for another sky show here in the coming days. You can stay updated on this by checking with SPACEWEATHER.COM… and by keeping an eye to the sky over the weekend.
See you Monday!