Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
AFTER RECORD BREAKING HEAT, A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION BRINGING COOLER CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND... SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES
Why is it Hotter During a Drought?
Did you know that the dryness actually helps to add to the higher temperatures during a drought? How? In normal conditions, some of the energy from the sun is used up to evaporate moisture in the ground, vegetation and other various surfaces. However, when the ground is extremely dry, the sunís energy that is normally used to evaporate this moisture in the soil, goes towards adding heat to the atmosphere. In other words, during a drought, nearly all of the sunís energy goes to making it warm instead of drying the ground and various surfaces.