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Newborns galore

Jason Samenow @ 11:30 PM

When reviewing yesterday's wire stories, I saw this story about a baby boom in Charlottesville nine months after Hurricane Isabelle knocked the area's power out and was all ready to scoop the weather blog world with the story. But fellow bloggers at Gothamist Weather and WxNation beat me to it. Gothamist's commentary on the story is both cogent and entertaining so I have no further comment.

The forecast: A pleasant day today. With easterly winds, we'll have moderate humidity and seasonal temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Same deal tomorrow. Baby boom potential: low

We go from child births to the birth of "The Child", better known as El Nino. Yes, NOAA now says its scientists are "increasingly confident" El Nino conditions are developing: El Nino image courtesy NOAA
"NOAA expects weak El Nino conditions to develop by the end of August," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "The Climate Forecast System complements our other models and gives NOAA increased confidence that weak El Nino conditions will develop in the central Pacific."
What does this mean for our area? Not a lot. Weak El Ninos typically don't have a strong influence on the weather in our area. More on this in future posts.

And we're not done yet with newborns. Tropical Depression Six formed last night in the Atlantic and will likely give rise to Tropical Storm Frances. Baby pictures (via satellite) are on the way in coming posts. It's too early to say whether this babe will pay us a personal visit...

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