Wednesday 8/5/20

Good morning!

In the wake of Isaias, which raced into Canada overnight, we will have mostly sunny skies today, with a high around 88, and a southwest wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible this afternoon and evening. It’s on the humid side right now, with dew points just shy of 70, but dew points will drop into the 50s to low 60s by this evening.

Tonight will be mostly clear and 62, with a west wind of 5-10 mph, calming to a light wind late. Thursday will be mostly sunny and 83, with a west-northwest wind of 5-10 mph that will bring in even drier air, with dew points in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Thursday night will be mostly clear and 62, with a light northwest wind, turning north late. Dewpoints will be back into the 60s Friday as the wind shifts to the east.

A quick word on Isaias… I’d say we got lucky as far as damage and power outages, since Lowell and Dracut both had only a small handful of customers without power, while at one point yesterday evening, over 215,000 people in Massachusetts had no power (including over 10 percent of both Billerica and Chelmsford). As far as the tornado threat goes, 13 tornado warnings were issued for portions of the six New England states yesterday, including two not far to our west in the Fitchburg area.

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Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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