Temperature and precipitation trends in AccuWeather's 30-Day Forecast can help with Memorial Day planning.
AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that people should not use long-range forecasts as a strict guide but rather look at how the weather patterns evolve.
A typical weather pattern involves a storm crossing the U.S. every three to five days or so, and long-range forecasts can show the trends in precipitation and temperatures as a result.
"On average, a given weather pattern may last three to five days, but there are some exceptions where you can lock into longer patterns of sunshine or cloudy weather," Sosnowski said. "This spring has been a good example of a longer-lasting weather pattern."
Drier and warmer spells versus cooler and wetter periods can be spotted in the AccuWeather 30-Day Forecast. Weather trends can be observed by watching how far above or below normal temperatures are expected to be and by following the chance of precipitation and precipitation amounts.
Each day in the AccuWeather 30-Day Forecast includes the forecast high and low temperatures, the patented AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature, sky conditions and chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction, rain, snow and ice amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and UV index.
Along with the forecast, historical information, such as normal temperatures, records and temperatures recorded one year ago, is provided.
If a given forecast high is 65 degrees for Memorial Day, the normal high for the date is 60 degrees and the record high for the date is 77 degrees, a lot of information can be gathered. Conclusions like 'it might not be ideal weather for swimming, but it might be great weather for hiking' can be made from these details.
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Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bear the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.