It is raining. Again. I suppose that is not newsworthy. But it is weather. The record soggy year continues to the bitter end. Rain this morning will be followed by another rain storm on Monday. Very fitting for the last day of the year.
This month I’ve measured (through 8 am today) over 5.6” of rain. That is on top of the 10” + in Nov. Just too much. Oh well. Things may be changing somewhat though.
Saturday and Sunday look decent. Cooler Sat with a cool breeze. Sunshine on Sunday. Then wash, rinse, repeat cycle for Monday with heavy rain and cool air getting stuck. Some forecasts on phone apps may show high temps near 60 on Monday. Ignore them. The cool air will not be removed that fast. Just like today. Two days ago, several models were showing temps near 60. Oops. Not going to make it.
Warm air does not make it into here on a SW wind flow this time of year. SE like last week … yes. SW … no.
After Monday, we cool off further for Midweek. It will feel more like winter. Then with yet another storm trying to form near the Gulf of Mexico, the question becomes will it track toward our area or not? Right now, most indications are for it to stay to our SE. I have my doubts it will miss us completely. If it misses it should be a narrow miss. It is well worth paying attention to. The reason being is that this would not bring rain. It would be a snow producer.
After the first weekend in January, the cold air supply in Canada will be restored. That will bring increased chances of snow to our area once again. But nothing to concern ourselves about until after the New Year.
Until then. Enjoy.
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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.