5/29/20 – Better Weather Weekend and Launch Forecast

After a couple of rainy weather weekend we are in for a change as most of the coastal areas of Broward and Palm Beach counties should be rain free through the weekend. There will be a mixture of clouds and sun with highs on Saturday 87° after a low of 78°. NWS rainfall map for the next three days.

I have had a few questions about tomorrow’s launch forecast for SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Crew Demo-2 and it looks quite iffy. NASA currently give a 50% chance of permissible weather with the weather threats being rain and rules not allowing flight through cumulus clouds and anvils.

Latest EURO shows rain in the general area mid afternoon tomorrow.

The latest HRRR predictive radar also indicate rain in the east Central Florida area.

I will post an update in the morning with the latest data and also more on the tropical disturbance being monitored in the Atlantic, that is not a threat to our area.

Have a good evening.


5/25/20 – Flood Watch Continues, Heaviest Rains Affecting the Area Now

As we enter the late afternoon rain has picked up over the east coast areas with many areas having now received well over an inch of rain in the past couple of hours. Radar shows this activity lifting north with more behind it.

Infrared satellite shows an impressive area of cooler tops off the coast with lightning now being detected.

Rain will continue through the evening with occasional breaks. Will update later with areas rainfall amounts. Check Twitter for quick updates as we continue through the evening,

5/24/20 – Memorial Day Weekend, Flood Watch Begins at 2PM

Remembering those who gave all they could to our country.

We have a wet balance of the Memorial Day weekend coming up as the NWS has issued a Flood Watch for all of South Florida that will begin at 2pm. Current forecast call for between two and four inches with up to six inches in isolated areas. Flood Watch will run through tomorrow.

The latest HRRR model shows rain being in the area trough the next 36 hours but there will be some occasional break

With the exceeding cloud cover and rain temps today will struggle to climb today, expecting a high today around 82° and about the same tomorrow.

Certainly a good day to stay in (I know) and if you have to go out watch where you drive and remember if you cannot see the bottom of a puddle, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

5/16/20 – 24 Hour Precipitation Totals

Here are the 24 hour rainfall totals along with highs and lows ending at 7am this morning across south Florida.

  • FLL : Fort Lauderdale Intl : 81 / 72 / 2.55
  • FXE : Fort Lauderdale Exec : 79 / 72 / 5.40
  • HST : Homestead AFB : 83 / 72 / 0.36
  • MIA : Miami : 81 / 71 / 1.41
  • APF : Naples : 83 / 73 / 0.04
  • OPF : Opa-locka : 81 / 72 / 4.48
  • HWO : Pembroke Pines : 83 / 73 / 1.24
  • PMP : Pompano Beach : 79 / 72 / 1.95
  • TMB : West Kendall-Tamiami : 85 / 72 / 0.14
  • PBI : West Palm Beach : 80 / 73 / 0.45

5/16/20 – Overnight Flooding in Pompano

According to storm reports some roads in Pompano Beach were impassible or nearly impassible with heavy rain that passed trough the area between 2am and 4am this morning. Some locations reported by the NWS that had flooded roadways were:

  • McNab Road between 15th and 21st Streets
  • Palm Aire area
  • North Andrews Avenue and Copland Road
  • North Andrews Avenue and 15th Street

Radar at the time did show heavier activity in that area.

For today we will continue to have a chance for showers but nearly the amount we saw yesterday and overnight, but it will not take much to aggravate conditions in these areas with flooding. Be careful if you are out and remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

Current three day rainfall forecast is about a half-inch to 1.5 inches. Over SE Florida.

If you have pictures of flooding or severe weather please send them.

5/15/20 – Weekend Weather, Some Clearing After a Rainy Friday

The weekend will not be a washout but we need to get through tonight and tomorrow morning. By later tomorrow afternoon showers will diminish but we will still hold on to some showers around. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be 87°F.

Plenty of rain currently as some areas are under a Flash Flood Warning until 1245am. This is associated with a low pressure system that is expected to develop into a tropical depression or storm over the Bahamas tomorrow. We will not see any direct impacts from the system besides what we are experiencing now. The Wind Advisory we had earlier today was cancelled earlier this afternoon.

As the system moves away tomorrow evening and into Sunday our weather will improve to a more typical May Day. For that reason it will not be a wash out overall. So a split between staying in the house and the outdoors.