Garrett’s Blog: Thermal Heat Ridge Builds

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Here’s a look at the upper level wind pattern which shows a persistent ridge building over the central portion of the United States. (Under the big dome or upside down “U-Shape” you’ll always find much normal than average conditions.) There are a few weak ripples to the north that stand a small chance of charging into our area but the overall pattern does not look to change much for the foreseeable future.

Long-range, there could be a weakness in the ridge around the first week of July. That could promote a few scattered daytime heating showers.

Not that this is anymore comforting, but here’s the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for July, August, & September. Looks like most of us stand a good chance of being above normal.