–Scattered storms for our weekend.
–Back to isolated, mainly afternoon/evening, storms for next week. Continued hot and humid.
–Watching the tropics.
No widespread hazardous weather is expected. However, any storm that develops could produce heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and small hail.
We’ll see another day very similar to yesterday. Some of us didn’t get a drop of rain, others got as much as two or more inches. It’ll be hit and miss again today, unless you’re yardsaling and then your chance for a storm is 100% (ha). Storms yesterday tended to target the most popular yard sale sites. Hopefully today’s will be kinder.
The pattern next week continues to look hot and humid, with more of the same.
The chance for development with our system out in the Atlantic is now down to 30%. It’s now looking less likely that Chantal will develop from that. Other than that, the tropics on our side of the world are rather quiet.
The most intense tropical cyclone on record, in terms of highest wind speeds, was Tropical Cyclone Olivia. The storm struck Australia in 1996 with winds as high as 253 mph! Even the most powerful hurricanes in our neck of the woods have never officially exceeded 200 mph.
Our next storm of this 2019 hurricane season will be named Chantal. That could develop this weekend out in the Atlantic. The names of storms are recycled every six years, unless they’re retired due to being so destructive.
Interestingly, on this day in 1989 the remnants of Chantal drenched Wichita, Kansas. The storm’s remnants dropped over two inches of rain on the area, leading to flooding issues.
Hurricane Celia struck the Texas coast on this day in 1970. The storm was the most destructive to ever hit Texas (at that time). The storm produced wind gusts to 161 mph at Corpus Christi and 180 mph at Arkansas Pass. The storm claimed 11 lives and produced 454 million dollars worth of damage.
Yesterday’s record high: 96 (1991)
Yesterday’s record low: 55 (1992)
Today’s record high: 93 (1987)
Today’s record low: 52 (1965)
Today’s sunset: 7:42
Tomorrow sunrise: 5:50
Today’s day length: 13 hrs 53 mins 07 secs
Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 51 mins 20 secs
One year ago today
The high was 83 degrees, after a morning low of 63. No rainfall was recorded.
I’ll be working on the Mayland Senior Center this morning, getting it spruced up a bit for our big fundraiser coming up September 14. Be sure and mark your calendar for that. We’re expecting a even bigger turnout than what we had last year! I’ll have more on this later.
You all have a great day!