Surprise ... Surprise ... Surprise
Well, that was surprising!
SNOW … did anyone predict snow? Last evening I looked. Private and NWS. Nope. Some mentioned the possibility of mixing, but laying on the ground? Laying on the driveway and some roads? Nope. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I missed it. Thought the temperatures would be too warm. Wrong on that one! Weather can be so much fun. We think we have it figured out and then it throws in a shocker like yesterday.
Even at 4 pm, as huge monster flakes were starting to cover the grass in spots, I read an updated discussion for the evening, and it stated that no snow accumulation was happening and would not happen at elevations below 1200’. Last time I checked my house sat at less than 600’ in elevation. And we got .75” of snow accumulated. Even the paved drive turned solid white for a time.
Moving forward, the going forecast looks good. Any surprises? Not seeing any. The only addition I would make is the chance for a brief burst of rain and strong gusty winds Thursday night as the arctic cold front moves through the area. A flurry or two could occur on Friday as well, but don’t see too much happening as a big high takes control of our weather by late in the day. It will be windy and very cold on Friday, and Saturday even with lots of sunshine. Friday night could be record cold with lows near 20 or a few degrees lower.
Sunday is becoming a little clearer. Some sunshine will fade behind increasing clouds. Rain should develop by late evening and continue off and on Sunday night into Monday. There may be some wet snow mixed in especially in the higher elevations and areas to our north. But slightly cooler temperatures and/or stronger storm further south, wet snow could become more of an issue. This storm pulls away Monday and we are then left with a few days of seasonably pleasant weather Tue – Thu.
Wednesday: Clearing. Partly sunny. Chilly.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. Pleasant early November weather. Gusty shower possible around midnight.
Friday: Partly sunny. Blustery and cold.
Saturday: Sunny. Cold.
Sunday. Increasing clouds. Milder. Chance for rain or wet snow mix overnight.
Monday: Cloudy. Rain or wet snow mix ending. Breezy.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Seasonal temperatures.
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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.