Summer has just started and records are already within reach this week.This weeks weather pattern hasn't changed much since the last two weeks. A high pressure ridge that has kept us very hot and dry should drift slowly west towards the four corners by this weekend. On its way west its possible Houston and the surrounding area could see its first round of 100 degree heat. If so the record on Tuesday June 23 of 99 degrees and Wednesday's 99 degree record could be broken or tied. A recent drought record of 30 consecutive days without rain set back in 2003, could also be broken this week. As of Sunday June 21st Houston has not seen any rain for 28 consecutive days. The good news is that if the ridge starts to drift west and weaken just a bit . . we might see a few summer showers return by the end of the month. The tropics may become more active especially the Caribbean by this weekend. The Pacific has just seen its first tropical storm of the season and its Tropical Storm Andres forming 300 miles off the Mexican coast.
RECORD HEAT AND DROUGHT
Posted on June 21, 2009 at 11:48 PM
Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:12 AM