Last Week of Summer
Posted by Phil Ferro
We began the last week of summer with a weak stretched out low in the Gulf of Mexico that has contributed to pop up showers throughout Southern Florida. An area of high pressure dominating our weather along with a weak front to our north can bring us the possibility of fast moving showers along with a stray thunderstorm for this evening. Keep your umbrellas at hand as more moisture can be expected for our area once the stretched out low located in the Gulf merges with the front in the northern part of our state.
Speaking of summer, some areas of South Florida have set new rainfall records between the months of June and August. West Palm Beach set a new record with 40.34 inches or rain, with 22 of these inches set during the month of August alone. The Redland ranked in 3rd place recording 37.93 inches with Miami coming in a close 4th with 37.40 inches. Miami Beach came in a distant 17th with 20.74 inches and not far behind was Fort Lauderdale which ranked 20th with 27.10 inches of rain for this summer.
The only thing that is currently being tracked in the tropics is tropical storm Nadine which continues moving towards the northeast in the central Atlantic at 12 mph. Nadine currently has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is expected to experience some gradual weakening during the next 48 hours.
Enjoy the typical summer weather pattern as we officially welcome the fall this Saturday!
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