Archive for January 1, 2010

THE NEW YEAR STARTS OUT SIMILAR TO THE WAY 2009 ENDED… CLOUDY AND DAMP… A MAJOR CHANGE TO BITTERLY COLD IS COMING THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS

As the headline states, the new year is beginning with cloudy, cool, and damp conditions, which is the way 2009 ended. However, a change to windy and colder conditions is coming this weekend. Since today will be the last relatively mild day for quite a while, I am going to take down my outdoor Christmas lights. A low pressure system is going to intensify or “bomb out” off of the New England Coast which will increase our winds tonight and Saturday. A Wind Advisory may be issued, especially for coastal areas and areas to our north. The cold weather will most likely last quite a while. No significant precipitation is expected over the next few days… A quick note on 2009.  The total rainfall at ORF was 64.50 inches in 2009. ORF’s normal annual precipitation is 45.74. The above normal rainfall was most likely caused by the El Nino which developed during the second half of 2009. I’ll have an update on Saturday.

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