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Southeast Deluge and Isaac on the Way?

20 Aug 2012, 1:21 pm

Heading Towards the Peak

The peak of hurricane season is approaching quickly and the tropics have definitely become more active. Hurricane Gordon was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning and continues to weaken quickly. Gordon made landfall on Portugal’s Azores islands of Santa Maria and Sao Miguel. Thankfully, there was only minor damage and a few power outages–it could have been worse. Skies have begun to clear in the Azores. Check out the Vila Franca do Campo (Sao Miguel Island) webcam:

Isaac?

There’s much more than Gordon to talk about though. These are all the areas worth monitoring in the Atlantic:

Invest 94L has an 80% chance of development. The next name on the list is Isaac. While the system is still a long way away, models are hinting at a track towards Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. It’s too early to tell now, but by the end of the week, we’ll have a better idea of where this thing is going. The following image shows the “spaghetti plots” (aka possible tracks) of Invest94L:

Remnants of Helene are also being monitored just off the coast of the state of Tamaulipas in Mexico. There is a 30% chance of redevelopment and models suggest a more northern track for this system. Heads up, Texans.

Heavy Southern Rain

Heavy downpours have been in progress in the Southern U.S. Check out the past 48 hour precipitation totals in the Gulf Coast:

Flash flooding will be possible in the next few days. The pattern is keeping lots of tropical moisture locked in place by a stationary front. The front will continue to trigger showers and thunderstorms:

The 5 day precipitation forecast suggest up to 5″ of rainfall possible in the Florida panhandle. Isolated higher totals cannot be ruled out:

Stormy Weekend in Parts of the Northern Plains

The photo below if from Brad Birkholz. Brad says this is a look at heavy rain shafts late Sunday afternoon over Lake Winnebago in Neenah, WI. Click here to see Brad’s post.

Northern Lights

The photo below is from Migizi Gichigumi. Migizi says this was the view of the Northern Lights 8/19/12 over Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin.  Click here to see the Facebook Share.

Sunrise at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire

An hour before sunrise, this lil’ guy below was patiently waiting to catch a sunrise from the summit by “sitting” on the North sign of the deck railing.  Click Here to  read more from the Mount Washington Observatory.

Beautiful Sunset at the Mount Washington Observatory

Found these rocks that made for a nice shot around sunset today. If you want to see a sunset from up here for yourself, here’s at least one opportunity to do so: http://www.mountwashington.org/events/soiree/

Thanks for checking in.

Meteorologist Susie Martin

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