La Niña is the culprit of this unseasonably hot summer, including drier conditions.
TEXAS, USA — Unless you’ve lived under a cave, you know we’ve had such an unseasonably hot summer in central Texas.
Not only that, but we’ve hit the mark for the top five triple-digit days on record at Camp Mabry, with 65 of those days so far this summer. In fact, with Wednesday’s forecast high of 104, we are likely to hold 1923 as the fourth most triple-digit days on record.
It’s important to note that the globe is currently in a La Niña pattern when the Pacific trade winds are stronger than normal, causing cooler water from deep underwater to be drawn to the ocean in a process known as buoyancy surface rises.
A blocking high is forming over the central Pacific as a result of this trend. This pushes moist air into the Pacific Northwest, keeping them cooler and wetter than average.
Whereas we unfortunate folks in central Texas are being let down, quite literally. Not only that, we’re also warmer than average due to the La Niña pattern.
Although climate experts are predicting this pattern to continue for the remainder of the calendar year, there is potential for near-term relief as a weak front line arrives on Thursday that could potentially bring localized heavy rain and thunderstorms, some of which could be on the strong side Side. Rainfall levels could be as high as three inches in spots, which would certainly affect our drought situation.
Also, as the seven-day forecast below indicates, we will mainly have below-average temperatures in addition to precipitation.
Stay tuned to KVUE for the latest information on your prognosis.
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https://www.kvue.com/article/news/camp-mabry-now-among-top-five-triple-digit-summers-of-all-time/269-48f63918-844e-4f68-a02c-dfb675aeb6f4 Camp Mabry is now in the top five triple-digit summers of all time