Tuesday, October 17, 2023

A Hurricane to Watch If You Live in the Great Plains

Will this developing hurricane bring desperately needed rain?

Below is the latest Palmer Drought Index for the central and southern Great Plains and adjacent areas, substantial rain would be welcome. Some relief may be on the way in the form of a Pacific hurricane.
Left colors are dry; right colors are wet. 

Below is the forecast path for what will soon be Hurricane Norma. 
In addition to giving a heads-up to resorts at Cabo on Day 5, the fact the storm will continue to move north northeast on Day 6 may allow it to be picked up so its moisture can move toward the Great Plains (below).
It is too soon to know the exact evolution of this weather system but Pacific hurricanes usually provide more moisture to the central Plains than Gulf storms. We'll keep an eye on it for you.

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