Saturday, June 19, 2021

Tropical Sorms

Another day with hazy and colorful sunrises - above from campus and bottom from San Simon. Awful heat continues, with yesterday reaching 112 F - this makes six consecutive days with highs of 110 to 115 F. - Tucson forecast highs today and tomorrow 112 and 111.

Tropical Storm Dolores (IR image above and current forecast track below) is about to go ashore in south-central Mexico. Earlier in week Dolores was forecast to move northwestward and the turn to the west over the open ocean.

Tropical Storm Claudette (IR image above and current track forecast below) has come ashore and is currently over southern Mississippi - but the heavy storms and rain are confined to her northeast quadrant. Claudette is forecast to move across the Southeast as a depression and then strengthen again once over the Atlantic.

The massive 500 mb anticyclone over the Southwest remains extensive, but is slowly weakening. The heat is expected to continue through the weekend. Map below shows areas currently under heat-related warnings and advisories. Not great grilling weather here in Tucson for Father's Day weekend.

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