THE WEATHER MAP SEEMS QUITE BENIGN WITH VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION TO BE FOUND NATIONWIDE… TROPICAL STORM IDA CHURNS SLOWLY NORTHWARD TOWARDS THE GOM

One of the most striking things about today’s weather map is the lack of precipitation nationwide. This typically happens most frequently during late October and early November. The basic reason is that the dry and cool air masses that begin to spread southward from Canada help to scour out most of the moisture creating a very benign weather situation. However, as the seasons progresses, the jet stream will become stronger and it will soon begin to undulate and become more amplified in nature. This will cause more of a difference in air masses across the continent which will result in more stormy conditions. However, in the meantime, let’s enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while it lasts.  Tropical Storm Ida is back over the water and is holding its own now despite some shear. It is expected to slowly move northward towards the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to become extra-tropical before any potential impacts can be felt in the U.S. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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