Tuesday, May 21, 2013
If you're a sun fan let's get ready for a mostly sunny Wednesday
With July coming to a close it has been quite the month with only a couple days of fantastic weather. Instead we traded it in for wet and gloomy conditions. On average August is known as our rainy season, so with the abundance of rain and pretty chilly temperatures it has been unusual.
After a record-breaking winter, why not go for a record breaking July, right? Well, this trend will last for a least one more day before a ridge of high pressure will move in, letting us get a break from the rain. About half of the state is currently under the influence of low pressure stretching from the Eastern Aleutians all the way up to the Northeastern Prince William Sound. This system doesn't have a ton of force; it just has expanded, causing heavy rain at times around Seward, and increasing clouds through the Southwest and Southcentral.
By afternoon this low split apart -- half of it going into the Upper Tanana Valley and the other half dropping into the Gulf Of Alaska. While that happens the ridge of high pressure is moving in, which will produce us with mostly sunny conditions by tomorrow afternoon.
Now another system is forming around the western coastal communities that will produce rain showers throughout the Southwest and Northwest communities. This is a pretty powerful storm which will cause heavy rainfall along with gusty conditions. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected over the Seward Peninsula and Brooks Range.
This low will go after high pressure, trying to knock it out by Thursday into Friday, I believe high pressure will win out keeping us pretty dry and with temperatures warming up to mid to upper 60s.
Wow Anchorage! What a rough July, but remember it's about how you end the month, and we are going out with some sunshine.
If you're a sun fan let's get ready for a mostly sunny Wednesday!