August Changes

The ridge of high pressure that has been over the northern Rocky Mountains much of this summer has been intensifying a bit the past few days.  We’ve seen some thunderstorms form on the edge of that ridge, but until that ridge completely breaks down, the pattern of occasional thunderstorms, mostly of the hit and miss variety will continue.  If you look back at other similar years, like 2012 or even 1988, the pattern didn’t break down much until at least mid-August or into very early Autumn.  I have been learning toward mid to late august for any significant changes to occur and looking at long range computer guidance, it may take that long for a change.

Daryl Ritchison