First some thoughts on this weekends storm:
And now looking ahead ... Winter has returned. It is cold. It is white. It is icy. Get used to it. Winter is here to stay for a while.
This above statement does not mean I am still doubtful on an extended period of bitter cold. Brief shots of bitter cold, like today into Tues, I see. But a 7-10 period? Still skeptical. But winter establishing itself and giving us chances for snow, I do see. And I see several chances coming up over the next two weeks.
But we’ll take it one week at a time.
Please resist the temptation to think 35 degrees and rain is not winter weather. It is around here. There is a reason we only average 30-40 inches (valleys -ridges) of snow a year … it rains in winter. 35 and rain is cold and miserable.
However, there is a strong signal for a potential significant storm late next Sun – early Tue timeframe. And yes, we would be cold enough for snow. This would likely be a coastal system … if it does develop. The potential is there for it and for it to be significant. But time will tell …
Until then, enjoy and stay warm.
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.