Archive for December 18, 2011

AFTER A CHILLY WEEKEND, ANOTHER WARM-UP IS ON THE WAY, ALONG WITH AN INCREASED CHANCE OF WET WEATHER BY MID-WEEK

The weather pattern across the Eastern part of the nation is relatively quiet this Sunday morning. The national radar shows very little precipitation falling across the United States. Speaking of precipitation, about a quarter of an inch of rain fell in my backyard on Friday night. The cold high pressure area is going to slowly lose its grip on the Mid-Atlantic states over the next few days and forecasters expect a fairly decent warm-up to set in by mid-week. A frontal system moving into the region may bring us some rain/showers sometime between Tuesday night and Thursday morning… One thing to note this month is the lack of snow cover in the Eastern part of the nation. This has impacted many of the ski resorts in the East.  This is nothing like last year when conditions were cold enough on most days to make snow and they were receiving snow from Mother Nature, too. Will the weather pattern change in the near future? Right now, from what I’ve seen, there are no definitive signs of a major pattern change that would bring a major cold spell and/or snowstorm to the Mid-Atlantic States over the next week or so. That means that there won’t be a white Christmas this year for Hampton Roads… Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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