Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Buckets of Rain
Ok…. Buckets for our standards. While it sure put an end to the weekend I must admit better today than yesterday!
Ok…. "buckets" for our standards. While it sure put an end to the weekend I must admit "better today than yesterday" when temperatures soared into the 70's! For a few moments I thought …. this is too good to be true. Rain holding out until the weekend’s just about over? The only downside to this is that all those traverlers driving home to Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley from weekend destinations (including me) no doubt had to slow down with all of the brief downpours making visibility somewhat difficult.
But you have to admit better late on a Sunday versus anytime on your Saturday.
Well take a deep sigh, the worst is now over and conditions are on the upswing for the Southcentral region and if the pattern holds it should be a repeat of last week’s weather. High Pressure is ridging in from both the East and the Gulf Coast.
Sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60’s and low 70’s are expected to make a comeback this week (and thank goodness it’s my birthday week)!!
The rain is now moving toward the Eastern half of the State so next in line is the Southeast. While this is nothing new for the Panhandle it sure puts a hold on enjoying the sunbreaks of summer for all outdoor activity.
Also in line for rain from the same system is the Interior as the low and it’s attached front move eastwardly across the state. Fairbanks, Denali, and Talkeetna are likely to see a few rain showers and cooler than normal temperatures as the system moves through.
Escaping the system’s wrath is Southwest Alaska where areas of well deserved sunshine will be moving in from Bethel to McGrath and Aniak. Temperatures however, will remain seasonable.
Unfortunately the Alaska Peninsula will be seeing the beginning a yet another system, so rain showers and windy weather will return.