Ryan Meiszberg 8/26/2011 1700 Analysis

Analysis valid 1:00pm EST 26 Aug 2011

High temperatures and extreme drought continue in the southern plains while hurricane Irene (Cat.2) nears landfall on the eastern coast. Meanwhile a region of high pressure is dominating the Midwest, allowing for temperatures around 80 with clear skies.

today's current weather graphic was produced by Ryan Meiszberg

Surface temperature contour as of 1pm on August 26th for the eastern US.