We will have a respite from the hot and humid Alabama/Mississippi like weather we had in place last week. Our southern neighbors are used to that and as far as I am concerned they can keep it down there.
I have been clearing some of my property of weeds and small trees the past couple weeks and got into some poison ivy and oak – I generally don’t have much trouble with them due to avoidance however some was hiding in the undergrowth and got all over my feet and ankles – that is what I get for wearing sandals when I work outdoors. When I used to cut wood to heat my house I dressed in work boots, heavy pants, gloves and long sleeved shirts and still would get poison ivy on my wrists. It is hot nasty work – I used to cut up to 12 cords a year.
In those days I had a 1949 Allis Chalmers WD tractor with a hay wagon which was a workhorse. Those tractors were built to last – I hauled a lot of wood with it…. This tractor also had a 36 inch buzz saw attachment which mounted on the front and was driven by a belt attached to the pulley on the side – no guards on that puppy OSHA.
This was an interesting statement from the NWS yesterday in regards to next weeks weather (in red) – whether this will happen, I don’t know – it is to far out, but who knows?
As we have been saying the longwave trough which was over the western CONUS but more so in western Canada will reposition itself due to a deepening system in the Gulf of Alaska early this week but gets recharged by a much more significant system from eastern Russia by the middle of this coming week. That forces a large scale western ridge and allows a closed upper low, currently near the North Pole to head south to Hudson Bay by late in the week.
As each shortwave rotates through the mid level flow, we get a chance for convection. Tomorrow we get the first such shortwave but mid levels are too dry. On Tuesday we get another one of these systems but we will have a touch more mid level moisture so we will see a slightly higher chance of late day convection inland of the lake shore. There is yet another system for Wednesday evening but moisture is lacking so it`s questionable if we would get convection from it. As that system from the arctic comes south, we will see an increasing chance of convection Saturday into Monday. If the Arctic system can get far enough south we could get seriously cooler early in the following week.
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