The transition from the trough/west and ridge/east to ridge/west and trough/east for the heart and end of winter is well in progress right now.
Stormy and active weather is an understatement for this past week. When two kids sit next to each other, they might squabble and argue some, but as long as they like where they are sitting, no big fights. When one decides that his sibling has the better seat and wants to trade, but his sibling doesn’t want to trade a fight can break out. Well, right now the trough wants the seat of its sibling the ridge. But the ridge doesn’t want to give it up. A fight is breaking out: Tons of rain in the east this week. Severe weather outbreak worthy of early spring made headlines (Condolences to families who lost loved ones). And a lot more rain, snow and ice over the next week as well.
It is much calmer over the west coast now and will remain that way for a while. When one seat is fought over, the seat that was vacated is calm. The trough is leaving its western seat. Calm as can be out there after a lot of wet/snowy weather over the last couple of months.
While this fight rages in the east, winter will slowly make inroads. It will not be a suddenly snap. By the middle of January, we should see winter really settle in. Until then cold will rule more and more, and mild will rule less and less.
This coming week will feature one more very warm day (Sun), raw chilly day (Mon), mild day (Tue), seasonally mild days (Wed-Thu) and a seasonal/cold day (Fri). Enjoy!
My Weather Points for the Next 7 Days:
Saturday: 50. Cloudy. Brief period of rain arriving in afternoon. Temps rising overnight.
Sunday: 65 early. Mostly cloudy. Growing colder late. Showers possible.
Monday: 39. Much colder. Cold rain arriving. Begins with period of sleet. Temps slowly rising overnight.
Tuesday: 47. Rain ending. Clearing overnight. Milder.
Wednesday: 47. Partly sunny then increasing clouds. Some rain/showers at night.
New Year’s Eve: 44. Mostly cloudy. Possible showers. Clearing late.
New Year’s Day: 38. Mostly sunny. Relatively cold. Flurries/late snow shower possible.
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.