Happy Monday! :)

This week (5-11 August) is cooler in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast while the heat builds in the Western Plains and Western U.S. For the nation overall the week looks to trend colder than last year, 13th coolest of the past 30 years (below average), driest in 9 years but still 13th wettest of the past 30 years. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW.

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Next week (12-18 August) same general patter with the heat building in the Plains and California while the Eastern half of the U.S. is cooler with pockets of some warmer than average temperatures along the East Coast. For the U.S. overall the week trends cooler than last year, 11th coolest in 30 years, wettest in 3 years and 3rd wettest in 30 years.

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For the world overall the next two weeks show Canada on the cool side for high temps, cooler across Northern Europe, hotter for the Mediterranean, hot for the Southern Hemisphere in South America, Southern Africa but cool down under in Australia (winter).

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The tropical system that came off Africa last week is encountering a lot of wind shear and African dust so the chances for development have dramatically decreases from 70% to 10%. The waters off the Southeast U.S. are above average with middle 80 water temperatures so that is the area of concern as we get into later August and September in what still appears to be a slightly below average hurricane season.

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We almost had a fan base revolt with no Angelina Kirk photos as of late so here's a bunch to keep them happy. The little one loves anything that moves in the sky, planes, sun, stars, thunderstorms and rainbows. While drawing them in the kitchen the other day a big one appeared and she got very excited to see it! Then it disappeared and she said "where did he go...where is Mr. rainbow"? Explain that to a 3 year old. ha

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Then it was a Kalahari Pocono resort weekend for Mrs. Captain Kirk's (Simona) birthday. If you haven't been there it's a pretty fun place with the still biggest U.S. indoor water park in the country...at least until a bigger one is built in Texas..everything is bigger in Texas. ha

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- Captain Kirk out.