Coastal front’s soaking effects

The same coastal front that’s been stuck offshore since the first day of this month has finally given way to soaking rainfall over large parts of eastern North Carolina and Virginia.  The “fun” began on Labor day.

The front can be visualized as a weakness or gully of sorts in the atmosphere, serving as a breeding ground for low pressure to organize.  While the low that will linger very close to the coast is non-tropical, it will still carry a lot of moisture, tapping the abundant water source of the Atlantic.

It’s slow drift to the northeast will allow for a gradual return to drier conditons overall as this second week of the month rolls onward.

Posted by Jim Duncan


4 Responses to Coastal front’s soaking effects

  1. Nerd Face says:

    wow that was the 1st significant rain we’ve had in my area of Petersburg since the beginning of May. THAT’S FOUR MONTHS! I thought we were – quietly going to become a desert for a moment there. We have had about 2 drizzles of rain from thunderstorms in july/august but, that only lasted for like 10 or 20 minutes maybe less, which aint gonna cut it. We still could use about 2 or 3 days of rain straight where i live because this Massive drought that we have experienced in my yard has killed most of my plant and the grass. And i even have rain barrels!

  2. Mighty Dyckerson says:

    I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one with my NBC12 Weather Radio from Kroger!

  3. Sirius...The Star Dog says:

    A welcome relief for August’s searing heat and ripe dew points.

    Now…if this flow regime can just hold on until winter.

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