River stage: 18.39 ft. Rising
Monday, May 4, 2015
Welcome to the Cone of UncertaintyPosted Monday, August 27, 2012, at 1:27 PM
Sometimes the best drought-buster is a nice quality tropical storm that moves up from the Gulf of Mexico and dumps a bunch of rain.
It's unclear if Tropical Storm Issac will fit the bill. The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows Issac striking the Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane and then moving slowly up through Arkansas.
A few days ago, the official forecast put Issac well to our east. Since then, the computer models have been steadily trending to the west. Right now Cape Girardeau is squarely within the forecast cone, but if the westward trend continues, the storm could easily slide past us to the west.
The current five-day rainfall forecast paints 3+ inches over Southeast Missouri:
This would certainly be welcome, but I'm not convinced that the storm will follow such a favorable track. We might be watching with envy as somebody else gets the heaviest rain.
Respond to this blog
Posting a comment requires free registration:
Weather or Not
- Blog RSS feed
- Comments RSS feed
- Send email to Weather or Not
In this blog, weather junkies on the Southeast Missourian staff talk about (what else?) the weather. Give us your observations, folk wisdom and Farmers Almanac tales -- it's a weather free for all.
Hot topicsAnother round of thunderstorms and heavy rain coming
(0 ~ 3:00 PM, Mar 31)
Everything is on the table again... even snow
Meet the new snowpack, same as the old snowpack
Spring is in view, but first...
Everything is on the table