Well, ya win some battles and lose some battles.
Sunday was much warmer than I predicted as the warm air took over, but we got stuck in a cool spot for Monday.
As I came home from a seminar on Monday I noticed on the car thermometer (not perfect I know) that the temps outside were at 50-51 leading up to just south of Lickdale. Then when I passed the underpass at I-81 on 72 heading home, the temp dropped 10 degrees. Yes, it was 40 when I got home.
This is an example of why Sunday and Monday’s forecast was tough: Where would the cool air get trapped?
Side Note: A blessing from the warm sunshine is that snow becomes snowman friendly. Yes, you can pack it and make all kinds of stuff with it. If you got snow might as well enjoy it ... right?
Now onto our big rain storm for Wed. Several things to keep in mind:
The 5 days of weather from Mon – Fri of next week will average cold. That is pretty clear. But will it be stormy? Calm? Or some of each? One storm that likely look impressive along the Gulf Coast will likely head out to sea. It has been hard to get northern and southern branches of jet stream to phase this year. The timing has just been off a little. So I doubt this will move up the east coast. This then opens the door for a more significant storm to develop along the coast on Tue/Wed. This could be a slow mover with a closed upper low (Blizzard had one too. It was not a phased system). So some things to keep an eye on.
Weather Points for Next 7 Days:
Tuesday: 42. Sunny. Seasonally mild. Cloudy overnight.
Wednesday: 55 late in the day. Rain ending by 5 pm. Gusty winds late.
Thursday: 45. Mild morning. Temps fairly steady. Colder at night.
Friday: 37. Sunny. Seasonal.
Saturday: 42. Mostly sunny. Pleasant.
Sunday: 45. Mostly sunny. Pleasant.
Monday: 34. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow late and at night.
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.