Fog to Rain to Cold to…Sun?

2014-05-17 15:39:00.000 – Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Breaks in the Fog

Like Kyle mentioned in his comment yesterday, ‘fog’ has been the word for our last two shifts up here.

However, in addition to that, I have another one: ‘rain.’

This week has been quite the deluge so far, as we’ve received 2.62 inches of rain since Wednesday. Much of that has fallen in the last 24 hours or so, as a cold front has swept through the area. Rain fell heavily for most of the night last night and into a good chunk of the morning with the frontal passage. However, now that it’s passed, winds have subsided, fog is intermittently clearing to reveal peaks of sunshine, and the rainfall has abated. Additional changes are in sight in the wake of this front, too, as the mercury will most likely fall below the freezing mark tonight, and remain in that vicinity for the next day or so. Luckily, the chances of fog and precipitation are very low, so not much icing or freezing/frozen precipitation is expected, if any.

In the meantime, we’re looking for a new descriptor: ‘sunshine.’ These hopes will come to fruition soon, we just have to remain a little more patient.

Until then, stay dry!

 

Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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