Summer is Here

August 4, 2007 at 11:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Meteorologists have been looking for signs that the upper level ridge would start building over Texas.

Early last week, we started seeing signs that it was on the way-and sure enough, it’s here.

The upper ridge is basically a big upper high pressure that causes general and slight downward motion in the atmosphere. Downward motion keeps storms from forming, since storms require strong upward motion.

Since drier air is easier to heat than moist air, as our humidity gradually drops, we’ll see those afternoon highs slowly creep upward.

We may very well see the first 100 degree days of the summer over the next week!

Ready or not, summer is here!

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