So long summer, sort of. Today marks the end of meteorological 'summer'. The warm weather months of June, July and August. And this summer is one for the record books.
August closes with 8 straight days above normal and ends as the 9th warmest on record. Since June 1st, 75% of the days have been above normal and summer 2016 is headed to the record book as the 17th warmest, the average temperature 3° warmer than last summer.
So much rainfall this month, over 2 times the normal and August 2016 ends as the 4th wettest ever and wettest in 27 years. Summer rainfall of 17.51" ranks among the wettest 5% on record and ends as the 7th wettest all-time.
CHANGING THE PATTERN AND THE CALENDAR
Ready for refreshing? A change underway as we change the calendar. Drier and much more comfortable air will arrive later tonight and watch the temperatures fall!
By early Friday morning is is possible a few outlying locations may reach the upper 40's!
TROPICAL TRAFFIC JAM
Extended dry time and a perfect long holiday weekend is on the way.
High pressure will build at low levels and upper levels through Labor day, strengthened by the slowing of the jet stream due to the active tropics. Air vented upward form the large rain maker (Hermine) will sink and compress over Indiana. The sinking air and the slow down in the pattern meas warming over time and dry conditions that may last week into mid week!