Oct 6, 2011

Rainy 5-day forecast ahead!

South Florida Water Management District Weather
For Informational Purposes Only
11:00AM Wednesday, October 05, 2011 (gws)

Synopsis:  Widespread heavy rains with some near tropical storm force winds likely this weekend. Computer models continue to converge toward a very wet solution for the District.  A similar advertised gale event www.vos.noaa.gov/MWL/dec_09/tropicalareas.shtml played out over us from May 18th-21st 2009.  About 3.5” fell on average across the District during those four days, and similar amounts should be anticipated late Friday through Tuesday afternoon.  It’s difficult to confidently suggest a focus for the heaviest rains at this time; but, eastern sections of the District typically receive the most rain under this scenario.  As important details flush out over the next couple of days improved forecast skill should evolve.
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Courtesy of SFWMD

3 comments:

Daryl Ritchison said...

Nice to see others picking up the pattern. Hopefully it will come with the right amounts.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I double checked your forecast with WPB and Miami sources and, yes, they confirmed exactly what you said. I'm impressed, especially the specific seasonal reference, i.e. October, to the 1028 mb high.

Daryl Ritchison said...

It hasn't happened yet, so we'll see what ends up occurring. Hopefully it will be rain and gusty wind, not a hurricane, but hurricane potential exists as well.