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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

80 Degrees Thursday, Pacific Hurricane Season Off To An Active Start!

Spring and summer are playing a noticeable game of tug of war. Spring has been winning for much of this week with frost and below average temperatures.  But summer fights back Thursday with temperatures soaring through the 70s (at least). With a gusty west to northwest wind, mild temperatures will be felt right down to the immediate shoreline. In fact, this might be the best early season “beach” day in the forecast. Friday will not be as mild with a sea breeze kicking in during the afternoon.

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, chance for a lingering shower. Low: 47-55

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy and mild. West to northwest wind 10 to 20 miles an hour. Turning partly cloudy for a while in the afternoon. High: 76-81

Friday: Not as mild but still remaining mostly sunny and pleasant. Mid 70s inland, near 70 for the shoreline.

Saturday: Sunshine mixing with some high clouds. Low to mid 70s inland, near 70 along the shoreline.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, chance for a sprinkle. Upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Monday: Partly cloudy, seasonable.

Warming up again Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, in the upper 70s.

“Fun” weather tidbits:
The Pacific Hurricane season began today, May 15th.  Sure enough, it’s off to an active start with Tropical Storm Alvin.  Although the storm is likely to become a hurricane, it does not pose any immediate threat to land.
Tropical Storm Alvin forms in the Pacific
Also, the NWS released the names for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season.  The list is recycled every 6 years.  New on the list this year is Dorian, Fernand and Nestor. Dean, Felix and Noel were retired in 2007.  Dean and Felix were category 5 hurricanes.  Noel was a category 1 hurricane but caused mudslides and flooding that took the lives of 163 people.

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