Taste O' Summer
Posted by Pete Bouchard
We played games with the clouds all day long. With a weak system scooting offshore this morning, our winds (albeit light) favored a northeast component.
Translated: it was cooler than it could have been.
We'll get what meteorologists call "full sun potential" tomorrow. Granted, our days are short, but with such a mild airmass around, even a lil' sun could catapult us into 70 degree-land.
While that's something to holler about, it does nothing for the current dry spell. After a couple of months of spotty, brief, downpours and showers, New England is divided. Some have enough water, others are desperate. And remember, in urban settings 55% of the rainfall is runoff. That means only 45% makes it into the ground - and it's even less during a downpour!
So we need a soaking rain. Not in the cards anytime soon. Thankfully, the sun isn't strong, the vegetation so going to sleep, so there is very little evapotranspiration.
Time is short however. Once the winter sets in, the ground will be sealed off with frost and there will be very little chance for recharge (unless we have a wet/mild winter). We'll have to see how it all unfolds in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, enjoy the mild temperatures!