Good morning bloggers,
How did Autumn become the only season with two names? Summer is summer. Spring is spring. Winter is winter. But fall is fall or Autumn? Autumn used to just be called harvest. Winter and summer were often thought as the main seasons with spring and fall as somewhat secondary seasons to the other two. The colder and warmer seasons were thought of as the main focus as early as the 18th century. Back in the 17th century dictionaries noted that some thought that fall began in August and ended in November, while others contested that it began in September at the equinox and ended in December with the solstice. It is still somewhat of a mystery as to why fall has two names, but to me fall means that the leaves will be falling and thus it gets it’s second name. What do you think?
The peak of hurricane season is around September 10th, and then it fades and ends by the middle of November, although there are rare tropical storms after November 15th. Last year, Hurricane Sandy became part of a super storm in late October, so it is still prime season. But, this year has been very quiet and this is the latest outlook from the Tropical Prediction Center showing no possible development this week:
The weather pattern is now going through some major changes and it is the one time of the year that the LRC can’t be used to help forecast the weather short or long term. The new weather pattern will be setting up in the next few weeks as it evolves right before our eyes. These next few storm systems are caught in this changing weather pattern and they are already looking very different than anything that we have experienced during the past year. This next map shows the 500 mb forecast valid early Tuesday morning:
A trough aloft will be moving across us tonight into Tuesday with only a small area of showers and thunderstorms expected and to our north. This next map shows the surface forecast also valid at 7 AM Tuesday:
This weak surface trough will be moving across. It may act as a weak cold front but there won’t be much of a temperature change as it moves across. The jet stream is strengthening significantly over the Pacific ocean later this week and we will have to see how the end of the week storm system sets up. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday morning, but the weather should be gorgeous for the Chiefs/Giants game at Arrowhead next Sunday.
Have a great start to the week!