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...
AN ARCTIC BLAST IS ON ITS WAY... A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING... THE BITTER COLD WON'T LAST AS MILDER WEATHER MOVES IN NEXT WEEK
What is an Occluded Front?
An occluded front occurs when a cold front overtakes the warm front in a low pressure storm system or an extra-tropical storm. This usually happens when the storm reaches its peak intensity. In most cases, the low pressure storm system will slowly begin to dissipate once this happens since the warm air source is being cut off from the center of the storm. The low pressure area will then fill and the pressure will slowly rise. Precipitation will diminish and the winds will lessen. This process can take several days. The front is represented on a map with both the triangles of a cold front and the semi-circles of a warm front. They appear on the same side of the front and are always on the side that the front it moving towards. A stationary front has the triangles on one side and the semi-circles on the other.