Early Thursday Morning: The rain showers are arriving right now! This area of rain moved from the Central Plains last night to our area early this morning. That is some serious speed. Didn't think that would happen. Don't expect a lot of rain. Most showers will be done by late morning. Maybe another shower this afternoon. But dry by evening if not earlier. Gets windy tonight through tomorrow night. Have a great day.
Today is Veteran’s Day. A great day to tell a veteran: Thanks! Be sure you do it. Today is also one step closer to the inevitable arrival of winter. The national map above shows this very clearly with the bright reds being blizzard warnings. Yes, a blizzard in parts of CO, KS, and NE. It is the middle portion of November so winter is coming and not far away.
So far I like what I see in the pattern with respect to a stormy Thanksgiving to Christmas. Opportunities for snow celebrations and for the gnashing of teeth as the rain washes away the snow. Storm track will be key. But the pattern is progressing nicely in the expected direction.
Locally, the rain yesterday did about as expected. Not heavy, just steady. A decent rain, but not a large amount. However, today the clouds have been really stubborn. Thought they would break up faster. Win some. Lose some.
Forecast still on track through this weekend. Chilly, but not unseasonably so. Then some moderation next week as a massive trough digs into the central US. More snow will hit the Rockies, and High Plains, with some very heavy rains from the Gulf Coast into the Midwest. Some flooding issues will likely occur the middle portion of next week with this. We should stay on the mild and dry side through midweek. But this whole thing will slide east, but weakening as it does.
My Weather Points for the Next 7 Days:
Thursday: 60. Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Showers.
Friday: 54. Gusty winds. Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Sprinkles/light shower at night.
Saturday: 46. Partly sunny. Gusty NW wind. Cooler.
Sunday: 52. Mostly sunny. Cool but pleasant.
Monday: 54. Mostly sunny. Pleasant.
Tuesday: 58. Partly to mostly sunny. Milder.
Wednesday: 63. Increasing clouds. Mild.
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.