Archive for February, 2010

THERE’S ANOTHER POTENTIAL STORM FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES DURING THE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY PERIOD… WHERE WILL THE RAIN/SNOW LINE BE FOR THIS STORM?… HOW MUCH SNOW WILL THIS STORM GENERATE AND WHO WILL GET THE BRUNT OF THE SNOW?

Yes, there is another storm system poised to affect the Mid-Atlantic States by mid-week, but there is quite a bit of uncertainty about this storm and its evolution. What track does it take? How much cold air will be in place? Will there be wrap-around moisture (snow)? How much precipitation will fall and where? How high will the winds get? How severe will the tidal flooding be? These are the usual questions when coastal storms threaten our region and this next storm is no exception. Models are differing in their solutions. Right now, forecasters are going with a middle of the road approach. I would definitely stay tuned on this storm. Yes, it will already be March, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get significant snowfall here in Hampton Roads. From the way it looks now, temperatures will probably be a bit too warm for snow along the coast, but stay tuned. Winds could be a factor as the storm intensifies offshore. Meanwhile, Sunday and Monday look decent with temps just below seasonal averages.

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WINDS SUBSIDE SLOWLY THIS WEEKEND… STORM SYSTEM MAY BRING PRECIPITATION TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY

The huge storm system that dumped heavy snow in parts of the Northeast has been slowly weakening and filling. This storm has left 30 inches in some places. NYC received over 20 inches of snow. Strangely enough, parts of New England had heavy rain, which was north of the area of snow. This was due to the counter-clockwise flow bringing in warmer marine air from off of the ocean. Winds gusted to hurricane strengh in some areas. For us, the storm only brought some rain and windy weather. What made this storm system unique was its movement. It actually tracked NW towards the coast, not northeast as storms usually move. It’s slow movement was also unusual due to a blocking pattern. The weekend will be decent with breezy conditions and temperatures slightly below normal. A new storm system is going to be gathering strength along the Gulf Coast and by Tuesday night, precipitation may be overspreading the area. This could be snow to areas to our north and west. I’ll have a full update on Sunday.

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SUNDAY WILL BE A NICE DAY FOR FEBRUARY… RAIN SHOULD MOVE INTO HAMPTON ROADS LATE ON MONDAY FOLLOWED BY COLDER WEATHER

Enjoy Sunday’s weather as it will be very nice compared to the weather that we’ve been enduring this winter. Ttemperatures will be dropping back below normal later this week and some unsettled weather is coming our way again. On Monday, we’ll see increasing cloudiness with a good shot of rain by late in the afternoon. On Tuesday, we should clear out and temperatures will be dropping back to below normal levels after that. Another system may bring some unsettled weather later in the week, but right now, forecasters are very uncertain about how this will evolve. There is very cold air building again in North-Central Canada and this air will be moving south and east. How much of an impact this arctic air will have in our part of the country is not known at this time.

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HAMPTON ROADS WILL HAVE A SUNNY AND SEASONABLE WEEKEND… AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN RETURNS NEXT WEEK

That pesky low pressure system over the Canadian Maritimes is finally going to lose its grip over Hampton Roads. This is what has been causing the chilly and occasionally gusty NW winds this past week. This system has kept it dry giving us an opportunity to dry out a bit. The weekend looks great for February as temperatures should peak around the 50 degree mark on Saturday. Sunday may be a degree or two warmer. No precipitation is likely this weekend here in Hampton Roads. Things change next week as a complex low pressure system approaches. Milder air should move in on Monday but the models differ in solutions for the remainder of the week. Rain seems like a good bet on Monday night, but what happens after that is still questionable. I’ll have a full update on Sunday.

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WE’RE HAVING A WELL DESERVED BREAK IN THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN… HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE 40’S

The weather pattern over the next few days will be very quiet. Temperatures will peak out in the 40’s. Sunshine should dominate but some clouds will roll through every now and then. The next chance of precipitation won’t come until Monday. So, enjoy the break in the weather and although it won’t be that warm, at least you won’t have to worry about rain or snow.

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