There’s no denying that this has been one of our more unusual summers. A huge upper-level low has been in place for the past several weeks over Ontario Canada. Part of this pattern anomaly has been a large southward displacement of the jet stream over the Eastern U.S.
The result has been a generally cool summer, with frequent cold frontal passages, bouts of strong to severe storms with each front, followed by sunny and cool weather, then the cycle repeats.
Now we have a new spin on things. Moisture running northward from the Atlantic is being thrown into the mix. The resultant clouds and numerous showers, also accompanied by cool temperatures, will prevail for much of this third week of July.
I never thought I’d say this, but I crave a little bit of “normal” Richmond summer weather; heat, humidity, and more of the sun.
Posted by Jim Duncan