WELCOME TO AUGUST!
Hello everyone! I hope everyone has been enjoying the relatively cool weather that we’ve experienced with the cold front that moved in last week. While our neighbors in South Texas just capped off a relatively warm July, we in North Texas experienced a July that was around seasonally average. We had slightly above normal temperatures and around average rainfall as well, making it a forgettable but needed Konya of weather. The more we can avoid record setting heat the better. That being said, we still have another month left in meteorological summer which means there is still plenty of heat left for us. I’ll give you guys a run down of what to expect in this first week of August.
RETURN TO SUMMER HEAT:
We are relatively lucky to be starting August in the low to mid 90s over this weekend. It’s not unusual for most of North Texas to be experiencing a plethora of triple digit degree days. While 2020 has given us our fair share of less than ideal circumstances, Mother Nature has at least been looking out for us by keeping us relatively seasonal through the summer so far. That being said, temperatures are supposed to climb into the high 90s by the end of the week (with a potential to reach 100 on Friday) and it will feel a lot more like August outside. Another subtle change will be the overall dryness of our upcoming weather pattern. Early outlooks suggest August will stay relatively seasonal, with the potential for heat outbreaks but lacking the moisture we have become accustomed to this year thus far. Straying from the wet weather experienced last week, North Texas won’t experience much, if any precipitation this next week as we are dryslotted with a ridge over us and Hurricane Isaias siphoning off moisture to our east. Tropical storms play an integral part into the complex atmospheric dynamics during the summer and the strengthening or weakening of a tropical system is able to completely change precipitation hundreds of miles away. While Isaias isn’t playing a significant role in our weather at the moment, it’s still interesting to see how tropical systems can affect areas that are far away. This blog post is relatively short just because there’s not too much to talk about unfortunately. However, it’s imperative that everyone continue to hydrate, socially distance, and wear A MASK!
Stay hydrated, stay cool, and stay weather aware!