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Update #463

Hello everyone!

You don’t need me to tell you this, but what a week it was in the weather world. From Louisiana to eastern PA, New Jersey, and New York City, Ida will serve as a new historical benchmark for wind, storm surge, or flooding. The Hudson Valley generally received about 4-6 inches of rain in a single day — about 100 to 150% of the September normal. It was bad, but it could have been worse…

I’m sure you’re wondering: what’s next?

Here’s a look at category 3 hurricane Larry, churning across the open ocean of the central Atlantic 👀

Fortunately, Larry isn’t expected to threaten the East Coast, but will likely pass just east of Bermuda on Thursday and Newfoundland on Friday night.

There’s another area of disturbed weather in the west-central Gulf of Mexico that is being monitored for development, but nothing particularly strong.

The Hudson Valley gets a break from former hurricanes this week 👍

After scattered showers roll through the Hudson Valley this (Sunday) afternoon, dry and pleasant weather is in store for Monday, Labor Day, and Tuesday.

Later Wednesday, a front will approach the region from the west, leading to increased humidity and a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. The front may briefly stall on Wednesday night before pushing eastward.

In its wake, less humid air will flow in on Thursday, with a string of nice days on Friday and Saturday. Dry conditions could last through Sunday.

For the week of the 13th, warmer air will likely push toward the region with a continuation of mostly dry conditions.

2nd most humid summer on record in the Northeast

With another humid meteorological summer (June-August) in the books, I’ve got my hands on the final figures.

Perhaps it confirms what you already knew: this summer was uncomfortably humid. Northeasterners are dealing with increasingly humid summers 🥵

Warmer air can hold more water vapor and since we live on a warming planet, this trend won’t be slowing anytime soon.

Have a gull-orious 🐦 week and enjoy the view!