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    Sunny All Week

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/23/2013, 6:01:37 AM

    Monday 8 a.m.

    With a high pressure area parked over the Northeast, and a blocking pattern aloft keeping storm tracks to the north and south of the region, a series of sunny days and clear nights should last through at least Friday. This video shows more.

    The computer models we rely on for forecast guidance include many products and maps that are less used than the common ones that show the pressure pattern and areas of predicted rainfall. In fact, there are more than 80 such specialty map types available. For example, there are 12 maps related to soil moisture and temperature. One that I sometimes look at is the one set showing the running total of predicted rainfall for some length of time... perhaps a week or 10 days. Here are two such maps. One is the USGFS model and the other is the ECMWF (the European Model). The maps show predicted rainfall totals from today until next Sunday. Most of the Northeast stays totally dry.


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    Elliot Abrams