9-14-20 #MEwx MONDAY Update - FROST ALERT for Tuesday AM; Dry times continue.
For those who the took time to read my post on the website Sunday, this is no huge surprise to you. I mentioned concerns about potential frost for areas near the coast. I am going to stick to my thoughts on that.
If you look up into the sky, you will see the haze from smoke. Smoke has a way of fooling models. There is enough of a haze around where I expect that it will be colder in areas than what is predicted. With a clear (hazy) sky and little to no wind, the frost threat increases. Smoke does not act like clouds. The particles allows for long wave radiation from the day to escape, allowing for more cooling potential.
Many of you are gardeners, whether you have vegetables or flowers going. My suggestion is to cover them up, unless you can smell the ocean from your doorstep. It's better to be safe than sorry in this situation.
Also be aware that this could happen again Friday night into Saturday, so keep the blankets on the ready just in case.
Other concerns... the region will stay dry from the looks through the weekend. Remnants of Sally do not appear to make it up here. We'll get a moisture starved frontal boundary that appears to pass through on Thursday. Northern areas appear to have the best chance for rainfall, as scant as it looks for now. When the next rain maker comes is anyone's guess at this point.
The lack of rainfall and low dew points means the fire threat will continue. Wind will dictate how much of a problem that will be. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we could see some elevated speeds as frontal boundaries pass through. Use extreme caution with anything flammable, and always check with your local FD / forest ranger / park ranger before burning.
Thanks as always for your support!