SUNDAY Update:   Hot Mother’s Day – Scattered Storms Return This Week

Good morning!   On this Mother’s Day, today could easily be the hottest day of 2023 so far.  Highs will reach the low to mid 90’s.  The Heat Index could be as high as 97.  Rain chances are not quite zero, but very low.  Looking ahead to the new week:  We will start off hot Monday. Rain chances get a little better.  Showers and storms will be random, but the chances of encountering one will be about 40% each day this week, Monday through Friday.   Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!

CLIMATE DATA:  Yesterday morning’s low was 66.  Yesterday’s high was 89°.    (Normal hi/lo 85/60)  Airport rainfall:  0.00”

TODAY:  Today could easily be the hottest day of the year so far.  Mostly sunny.  High today: 93.   (Maximum Heat Index 95 to 97)  North wind 6-12 mph.  An isolated showers or thundershower perhaps.   Rain chance 20% or less.  Mostly cloudy, muggy tonight.  Low 70. 

Radar should be very, very quiet today.  Hardly any showers.  Small rain chance. 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  This Warm & humid is locked in for the week ahead. Expect scattered, random hit or miss storms through Friday.  Showers and storms will be random, but the chances of encountering one will be about 40% each day this week, Monday through Friday.  Highs will be in the upper 80’s each day. 


Tropical Cyclone Mocha rapidly intensified into a strong Category 4  making for a stunning sight in satellite imagery as it closed in on Myanmar.

M​ocha’s winds jumped from 105 MPH to 150 MPH in the 24 hours. That easily meets the criteria for the rapid intensification of a tropical cyclone, which is a wind speed increase of at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less.

Flooding rain, destructive winds and storm surge are all dangers from this fierce cyclone in Myanmar through Sunday.

H​ere are a few images that illustrate the power of Mocha when it was in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday.

First up, this view shows how Mocha appeared in infrared satellite imagery on Saturday morning (U.S. time). The darkest colors indicate colder (and higher) cloud tops associated with thunderstorms that surround the cyclone’s eye.

MOTHER’S DAY:  Look at my beautiful Mother, and my good looking Daddy.  “Mom, there is so much of you that lives inside of me.  I love so much and miss you every day” Happy Mother’s Day.

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