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Cape Coral, Florida to Greenville, North Carolina

We’re on the move again. Today is the first of a few road trips in a row, taking a day and a half up the coast, from the Gulf Coast of Florida to the eastern half of North Carolina. The trip covers 823 miles, which we will cover at a pace of 67.4mph. That will net us about 539 miles on our first day of travelling, with the change coming on the first part of Wednesday. Let’s see what lies ahead.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
Cape Coral
The central and northern parts of the country are very active right now, and when the north is active, it needs to tap into moisture. It gets that moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which means a southerly flow across coastal regions. Tomorrow morning as our day gets started, don’t be surprised to see quite a bit of fog as we get going, and some of that dense fog will obscure our route all the way to about Ocala. After things warm up, though, the fog will begin to burn off, giving way to sun. There won’t be any rain or thunder, despite how ominously the day starts. We will be able to drive through Jacksonville, Savannnah and on to St. George, South Carolina with nary a drop of rain.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Flow will be brisk and southerly as we head from St. George to Greenville as an area of low pressure in the Great Lakes generates strong circulation, including a cold front abutting the Appalachins. Mostly though, what we will notice will be the warmth in the Carolinas, despite partly to mostly cloudy skies. f ever there was a good time to be in Greenville, North Carolina, it would be this Wednesday.


I watched a lot of radar for Florida on Saturday, and I can almost assure you, nothing developed anywhere near Cape Coral. The observations have a different story though. There was a trace of rain at some point in the evening on Saturday, even though no rain or storms were ever reported. Balderdash! The Weather Service and Weatherbug had the top forecast.
Actuals: Saturday – Trace of rain, High 93, Low 81
Sunday – High 92, Low 79

Grade A

Cape Coral, Florida

~~Hurricane Irene is much weaker ahead of it’s overnight landfall in North Carolina than was originally anticipated. She is extremely unlikely to hold together as a hurricane as she traverses the mid Atlantic. Still, torrential, flooding rain and a 2-4ft storm surge can be anticipated in downstate New York and Long Island this weekend~~

Now that that is over, let’s take a look at Cape Coral, which dodged a tropical bullet.

At 1053PM, ET, Cape Coral was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with clear skies. Hurricane Irene has left a great deal of subsidence in her wake, which is creating a fairly stable environment for the evening.
A trough, which is more of a spiral band is expected to eject through the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow, however the Florida Peninsula will remain quite stable through the day tomorrow. Still, the trough will stagnate across the region for the next 24 hours, and will interact with the moisture that will return across the region by Sunday.
Tomorrow – Partly to mostly cloudy, High 94, Low 79
Sunday – Chance of some afternoon showers and storms, High 93, Low 79

TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon, Tomorrow 92, Low 79
Sunday – Sunny along with a few clouds High 92, Low 80

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and breezy High 94, Low 78
Sunday – A morning shower or thunderstorm around; otherwise, sun and clouds High 94, Low 79

NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny High 93, Low 80
Sunday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny High 92, Low 81

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms High 93, Low 80
Sunday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms High 92, Low 81

Yeah, sure, throw the thunder threat in tomorrow. It’s Florida in August. Why not. (It ain’t gonna happen) Notice any features along the coast?

Sizzling in Florida

It was as advertised in Cape Coral the past couple of days (the forecast was written on time, the post just didn’t make it up, for whatever reason) with temperatures reaching 90 on Sunday and the upper 80s on Monday. All forecasters were tightly bunched at the top, but the Weather Service and Weatherbug shared the top spot.
Actuals: Sunday, High 90, Low 69
Monday, High 87, Low 70

Grade: A

Cape Coral, Florida

Once again, this is a day late, but we are going to go ahead and issue our forecast for Cape Coral. Today is the day that I get fully caught up after my vacation, I promise.

At 1053AM, ET, Cape Coral was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with sunny skies. Satellite indicated a very quiet pattern for the southeastern US, and indications suggested a strong jet streaking through the Ohio Valley which left Florida and the northern Caribbean in a broad area of high pressure.
This southeastern ridge isn’t expected to vary much over the next couple of days, even as a strong system takes shape in the center of the country. This will direct southerly flow west of Florida, but keep Cape Coral pleasant and dry.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 68
Monday – Sunny, High 90, Low 69

TWC: Tomorrow – A mainly sunny sky. Near record high temperatures High 92, Low 68
Monday – Sunny. High 89, Low 69

AW: Tomorrow – Warm with a full day of sunshine High 90, Low 68
Monday – Mostly sunny and warm High 90, Low 69

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny High 89, Low 67
Monday – Sunny High 88, Low 70

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. High 90, Low 68
Monday – Mostly sunny High 90, Low 70

Going to be a hot one down in Florida. Good thing they have the beach right there.