This Week ...
As Christmas week continues to unfold, the weather is cooperating rather nicely for most people to travel to family and friends to celebrate together. The only minor hiccup could be early Fri morning (3 -5 am) for some sleet/ice. But that should be very brief and localized if it even happens. More likely NE our area. So, yes another rainstorm is on the way! Might as well the year on a familiar note: rain. Expect about 1” of rain this time.
Then it gets challenging for Sun – Wed of next week, perhaps even longer.
I suspect that there will be a weak system trying to move north for Sunday, but it should stay south of us. A bigger system will move NE on Monday into Tuesday. What we get depends on the cold air or lack thereof. It’s a rain/snow/mix option or all 3 at this point, although I do lean more toward wet rather than white.
Some have been asking about what my thoughts were for the winter season as a whole. Well first of all, I do not have the time nor the tools to dig into long range forecasting. Some day maybe (when I retire in 30 years?) . But right now I don't. I do know that some very good private forecasters are in strong agreement on a very cold and very snowy heart of winter from Middle Jan - February. the agreement is quite remarkable. Are they right? I'll let you know on March 1, 2019! In other words, we'll all know by then.
I do have some feelings about the winter though.
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.