Danny follows Bill’s track

Tropical Storm Danny will be recurving northward, just like Bill did, and spare the mid-Atlantic coastline any serious weather impact.  At the most, it seems as of this writing, Danny will force some high ocean swells inducing rough surf, but high winds are not in the cards.

In terms of rain, coastal areas may feel some, but probably not much, of the fringe moisture on the western periphery, but any inland showers will not come from Danny, but instead from an approaching front.

The expected recurvature is typical for tropical systems, but so far this season it has occurred quickly.  This is in large part due to the unusually pronounced southward displacement of the northern jet stream, the same set-up that kept us so cool earlier in the summer.  These strong upper-level winds also help tear apart any developing tropical systems.

Posted by Jim Duncan


9 Responses to Danny follows Bill’s track

  1. anonymous says:

    Matt, how many orders at McDonald’s have you messed up this week?

  2. Jason says:

    Most of the time, weathermen can only be sure up to about 3 days in advance. If they suddenly stop doing 7 day forecasts, people would be confused. And 60% of the time they are pretty dead on with weekly forecasts, at least with the temperatures, which is one of the most imporatnt aspects of a forecast.

  3. Mighty Dyckerson says:

    I don’t like the sound of this. I’m off to Lowe’s to stock up on plywood and batteries.

  4. Joyce says:

    Well, I am disappointed in Andrew this morning’s forecast.
    As much as we are in dire need of rains, Andrew kept repeating how good the weekend would be with little rain.
    We here in the tri-cities are in dire need of rain. We keep missing out, with colonial heights and hopewell getting the rains.
    Dinwiddie and petersburg are in drought conditions.
    So disappointed in Andrew.
    Where are the priorities with him?

  5. Jason says:

    I hate people who bash weathermen. I don’t think many people realize how hard it is to predict the weather. They are doing the best they can and degrading comments like this don’t do any good. Try doing what they do and maybe you’ll second think what you said.

    • Matt Denardo says:

      now now dont hate me jason. i think you have totally misunderstood the concept of my concerns. i am just inquiring as to why the weather meteorologist keep on changing around the 7 day forecast. If you are unable to predict the 7 day forecast then why do it?

  6. Matt Denardo says:

    what happened to that 78 degree fahrenhiet high temperature 12 news meteorologist forecated 7 days ago for today, friday? Now you are forecasting 88 degrees fahrenhiet??? can i have a job with NBC 12 news weather? i have no experience but have… it appears that i wont need any. I mean anybody can stand up there on State Television in a designer suit and look like a chump.

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