It’s All About The Gulf This Week

Good Monday to one and all. We continue to track a storm or two across the region, but the focus of the week is on the Kentucky connection to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a system that moved across western parts of the bluegrass state and continues to dive toward the Gulf where it may become something tropical. Can it do a little loop and head back toward the Bluegrass State? Maybe.

A storm or two is around the area today, with the greatest concentration across the east. Here are your radars to track whatever is out there…

Tuesday is mainly dry, but a stray storm may still pop up.

We have a weak cold front marching in here late Wednesday, bringing a line of showers and storms with it. That action will hang around into early Thursday as temps come down just a bit. The temperature slide potential continues to wane as we watch for a possible tropical system in the Gulf. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that tropical systems can significantly alter a pattern in our part of the world.

The likely Gulf system will develop from a non-tropical piece of energy diving southeast from the Tennessee Valley. The National Hurricane Center continues to track this well…

Once into the Gulf, we will have to wait and see how much it can strengthen and where it decides to go. The European Model continues to ramp it up and take it toward the central Gulf Coast by next weekend…

From there, the model then brings it back to where it all started…

That would certainly make for one interesting scenario for a system to do that kind of a loop, but it’s certainly possible.

Around systems like that, some real deal heat can sometimes build and we will have to be on guard for that.

Make it a  great day and take care.


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16 Responses to It’s All About The Gulf This Week

  1. Terry says:

    We will have dewpoints around 80 everyday here if we get that type of tropical surge of moisture next week! Already, it so dang humid too. Harlan has had a dewpoint of 70 or higher day and night now for about a week straight. Only the highest elevations are below 70.

    • Schroeder says:

      Give me the higher elevations as the dew points are in the mid 70’s here in Taylor County and with the temperatures forecast to increase into the 90’s by the end of the week. This Summer may turn out to be costly, plus the sweat fest that goes with it. UGH ! Winter can’t come too soon for me even if there isn’t any snow. Our new Climate, we will get use to it eventually. Love it or leave it.

      • Schroeder says:

        The energy(-) over the southeast at this time is heading for the Gulf as Chris mentioned in his weather blog this morning. It seems to me and I may be wrong that this said energy(-) would have to combine with energy(+) that is already present in the Gulf to explode into a tropical storm and then move around the edge of the high pressure ridge back up to the Ohio Valley and bring the wind and heavy rain with it. Is that about the size of it ? If this actually happens it will be the first for me.

    • Andy Rose says:

      I hit a peak of 82 one day last week every other day was 75+

      • Terry says:

        That system (maybe Barry) will probably go back up into west KY then stall out on us next week giving a ton of rain for some but all of us more humidity. It wouldn’t surprise me to stall on us unless a strong cold front can push it out of our area which isnt common in July!

  2. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Maybe they will title the system Boomerang.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Thinking about the global climate, my theory is that the Sun for more than ten years was in a very active cycle which increase the Sunspots and Solar flares and more electrical magnetic’s at the poles. This action caused a disruption in the way weather works here on Earth with huge storms including severe thunderstorms and more widespread tornado outbreaks and of course the blizzard of 1978 and 1993. Now the Sun has entered a cycle of low output and scientist say a period of no Sunspots. When the Sun was active it warmed the oceans to a level of above normal temperatures and now scientist say that the oceans are beginning to cool and so is the Earth’s atmosphere, but as many know it will take many years for all the oceans and the atmosphere to cool to the point of the late 1970’s. I know that I have left out a lot of detail and facts to back this up and what I wrote above won’t make much sense to many but, it’s interesting to me as a course of study.

  4. Schroeder says:

    Have a great afternoon and evening everyone !

  5. Shawon says:

    CVG has measured 0.02 inches of rain since June 24th. I have enjoyed this stretch of dry weather, although a few days have been threatening…especially the 4th of July.

    • I was at the Meijer in Florence last Tuesday and one heck of a storm rolled through about 4:00. That’s less than 2 miles away from CVG. It’s the same here in Georgetown though-by Kroger I’ve had one day of rain since the 24th, yet 3 times I’ve driven in rain on the Walmart side of town.

  6. Andy Rose says:

    That 20% chance of rain found me of course after I washed the cars lol

  7. Troy says:

    I’d like to know what happened to all that early talk of a cooler than normal summer…that obviously hasn’t happened and there are no signs of that happening anytime soon

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