Bring An Umbrella

Far be it for me to cast aspersions on anyone's pursuit of a sunny summer on the Cape but things are not looking all that promising at this point.

For one thing, the jet stream has shifted to a north position and Canada is slated for "abnormally warm" weather in July, which could mean that we shall be stuck in the current flow of warm and humid air from the south.

Does the word hurricane come to mind?  Our saving grace here on Cape Cod has usually been due to the high pressure from Canada which offsets the flow of tropical air carrying storms our way.  This summer there may not be too many of those high pressure systems from up north saving us, according to the latest meteorological outlooks.

Now do not shoot the messenger, I am merely sensing that something is beginning to seem ripe for what could be possibly calamitous here around August if the tropical storms start forming down the coast and are swept right into our direction. The "fanning affect" -- the flow of the warm Gulf waters to the Cape accompanied by tropical air -- would easily shoot any disturbance over the increasingly warming waters right up to us -- not the sort of thing you want to think of right now but possibly true.

We have dodged many bullets here on the Cape and hopefully this will continue but right now, as I am looking at the month's outlook of weather which indicates a constant flow of southwesterly winds, I am beginning to wonder what is ahead beyond the predicted stretch of humid days with tropical downpours.

This has become kind of like another Peter and the wolf for us on the Cape, each year warned of hurricanes and then escaping them.  But the set up this year is unusual, a clear deviation from the patterns we have had over the past summers and therefore a source of consideration.

Meanwhile, the sun just broke out from a heavy cloud cover and I am making sure that I catch it while I can. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on