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WBEN NewsRadio 930>Audio & Video on Demand>>Why So Sticky? - Cornell University's Art DeGaetano

Why So Sticky? - Cornell University's Art DeGaetano

Jul 1, 2014|

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Artie gets on director of the northeast regional climate center at Cornell University is with us on the WBM live line as we look at this heat aren't good morning. You know six months ago. We were having a heck of a winner and play you being at Cornell I'm sure you were to. You know we're dreaming about the summer and now it's summer and believe it or not some people would say they prefer the cold what is bringing us this intense heat. We're never satisfied hourly I guess and yeah I mean basically the East Coast at the United States that under fairly strong -- anchored. Right -- Coach and and basically what that. Ridge of high pressure does it is pumped up warming. I'm particularly today and tomorrow humid air into our region. Let me -- this -- you know it's it's -- to deal with a day like those of you have an air conditioner of course but not everybody is unfortunate but. Maybe you can explain to our listeners on to us why do these episodes of very high humidity and intense heat. Often produce a turbulent weather not always but seemingly very often. Yeah I mean basically I think the best analogy I can get is is it's hotter and more humid it gets the. It's almost like a pot of boiling water that the sun -- the ground in and that areas -- less tension rises just like bubbles might get. In a boiling pot. And that's what makes. -- hot steamy weather conducive to severe weather. Well we'll also see is over the next couple of days the big change in the weather cooling off by probably. The end of tomorrow and definitely out for the weekend in. -- that contrasting and very hot humid air in and cooler air. He would not really one of the main ingredient of the need for strong storms. Will that will make everybody happy won't it. This sense that I hold down it's coming. The cool down well I don't know about the potential for that severe weather that -- definitely has been in moved into the holiday weekend. We should be yeah. Actually apparently whether still warm but not as hot in the. I -- good. -- we've been hearing -- art that el Nino will be coming back in influencing our weather is that right. I yelled we we do the I only know conditions. Trending two to the parent -- in the Pacific Ocean. Probably. And move into full swing as we move into the fallen and in the winter. Little bubble that dew tour whether. Yet typically found in the northeastern United States we really can't say much about what el Nino will do if I had to pick on. The most strong impact of el Nina would actually quiet hurricane season and I guess I'm gonna have to bite my tongue because we do see some activity off the coast of Florida as we speak. On the and that might potentially be on the the first tropical storm of the season but. For our neck of the woods generally. What we see during on the elite is quiet hurricane seasons and that might really be more next summer and and this summer. And and and that's about it not much effect on our our winter weather if anything perhaps a little bit dry in the western part. The northeast across western worked in the day in and into the mid west. Okay well art stay cool today and thanks for joining us this morning. I plan on nice chatting with you. -- -- -- -- -- Director of the northeast regional climate center at Cornell University.

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