Debby Makes Landfall ...Finally..... Yellow Circle in the Atlantic
Been a long few days waiting for Tropical Storm Debby to finally make landfall. And, finally...she did in a place very familiar with tropical storms... Steinhatchee, Florida.
There is massive flooding across a wide area and the misery goes on and on.
There isn't much more I can add tonight to what I have said. I will add more tomorrow.
As usual, her convection is far removed from her center and her center should follow the convection.
Looks more like a big frontal boundary.
It's cool across the region where the front dropped down. Saturday and Sunday in Raleigh it's forecast to be 103 degrees. All time record high at RDU is 105. According to Greg Fishel we have a serious chance of breaking that high this weekend.
56 degrees tonight... 103 a few days later?
Why am I talking on this when I usually discuss Miami? Because I spend a lot of time in Raleigh and because I find that when there are constant flip flops in temps and the pattern is not set in stone... things get funny in the tropics. Unpredictable weird years.
Beware the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2012...
And.... there is a YELLOW circle where I pointed out a strong tropical wave this morning. Out in the distant Atlantic, halfway across this strong, tough wave keeps going west.
Far out there on the right... banding around a wave with a bright white circle in the middle.
Cape Verde Waves. The Holy Grail.
Harder than finding a purple, evening gown in Raleigh in the summer............ busy with wedding preparations for a wedding in New York in July.
Busy watching loops.
Busy watching Debby move "Southeast" across South Florida.
I keep thinking on the years 1944, 1945 and 1947. Strong Florida storms, many of them extremely wet and many of them affecting this same region of South Florida.
Be back later tomorrow... with dreams of purple and yellow in my head.