Got some beautiful sunshine early this morning. Of course I am inside. A tad chilly this morning (-1 at my house in the valley. BRRR). Well, some wondered not that long ago is winter would show up. Guess it did. Winter is here. But for how long? Probably longer than most want …
There are some interesting weather events that look to impact us over the next several days.
Weather Points for Next 7 Days:
Upcoming 7 Days:
Friday: 27. Increasing clouds. Snow squalls and flurries overnight with arctic front. 1-2” in locales that get a squall.
Saturday: 18. Sun and clouds. Strong gusty, bitter winds. Very cold. Flurries. Temps falling slowly to around zero by Sun morning. Below zero on ridges.
Sunday: 15. Mostly sunny. Very cold. Temps dropping to zero or slightly below in valleys early before rising with increasing clouds late at night.
Monday: 24. Cloudy. Periods of light snow developing. Steady snow overnight could become heavy at times after midnight. Temps fall to near 20 early, then slowly rising overnight to near 30 by sunrise.
Tuesday: 38. Snow changing to ice early and then rain by afternoon before ending by evening. Windy late.
Wednesday: 33. Mostly cloudy to partly sunny early. Chance light snow in the afternoon. .
Thursday: 28. Sun and clouds. Cold.
Forecast Option #1
I have circled the front running energy for early Monday. This energy is very weak, as the GFS and other models are dampening it out. This results in a more rapidly building ridge and thus a warmer solution with storm tracking into south central PA on Tuesday. This second storm is represented by the mass of green/orange/yellow energy to the SW of red circle around Oklahoma.
Forecast Option #2
I have circled on this map, the same energy. The NAM and other models are showing much stronger energy moving through on Monday. This helps to knock down the building ridge a little. Not a massive difference, but it does result in a colder and more easterly storm track. You can already see the difference in that the energy to the SW of red circle is not in OK, but is in eastern Arkansas/northern Mississippi.
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.