The picture to the left illustrates our next 7 days. Contrast. For example:
Overview of Pattern:
The trough is taking up residence in the eastern US this week. A large and potentially powerful blocking High pressure will develop near Greenland. This is called a –NAO. This tends to keep us chilly to cold, esp. during the late winter and first half of spring. This looks to take hold this week, and to an extent into next week, although the coldest air will be Fri/Sat and moderating after that.
Once past this week, the pattern should relax and a trough develops more out west, with a ridge like pattern in the east. We will still get shots of chilly air, due to the –NAO, but the warmth will outduel the chill as we head into the middle and end of the month. Spring 2016 will be a warm one overall.
Points for Next 7 Days:
Monday: 52. Cloudy. A period of rain developing.
Tuesday: 43. Sunshine. Cold. Overnight freeze quite likely.
Wednesday: 54. Sunny to start. Increasing clouds in afternoon. Milder.
Thursday: 58. Mostly cloudy. Rain. Heavy at times into the evening.
Friday: 40. Cloudy. Windy. Cold. Chance for rain showers. Flurries possible.
Saturday: 39. Sun and clouds. Cold. Gusty wind at times.
Sunday: 48. Sun and clouds. Milder.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.