January 30th, 2020
Big question: Storm for Sat? Short answer … No.
I had stated that it was either out to sea or along the coast. Well, it is along the NC coast and then out to sea. Too far SE. That means a little light snow is still possible for us. It is possible the precipitation will be better developed to the NW of the low center than currently forecast. But in the scheme of things, it’s not a big deal.
The storm is really a strung-out system, like many have been this season. This is part of the reason that I was not bullish on committing to either track until now.
Next big thing is the warm-up next week. It starts on Sunday. Wait warm up? When did we get cold? Good question. Comparatively speaking it is cold today (below 20 this morning!). It will warm into the lower/mid 40s Sun. Mid 50’s Mon and Tue.
Question: Is there any sustained winter weather coming this year? Personally, I don’t think so. Anything beyond a week is doubtful. It should stay seasonally mild to mild, with a couple two-day periods of very cold weather, only to be followed by a warmup, as we have been doing all season. It is easy on the heating bills 😊. For those that love snow, it is tough. If the timing is right, we could get some good snow. Next Fri-Sat is one such opportunity. But will the storm coordinate with the cold air? Or will mild air win out again? At this time, one cannot say.
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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.