Archive for December 31, 2012

AFTER A VERY CHILLY START, MONDAY (NEW YEAR’S EVE) WILL TURN OUT QUITE NICE WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES… NEW YEAR’S DAY MAY BE A BIT WET… THE CHILLY WEATHER SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE WEEK

The past several days have been very active with several storm systems impacting the area. I was up in NJ and PA visiting family for the holidays. The Dec 26th storm which brought heavy rainfall to Hampton Roads also brought a windswept rain to NJ, where I was. It started with some snow but quickly changed to rain up there where I was, but the northwestern part of NJ received some significant snowfall. I was in the Wilkes-barre area of PA for the Dec 29th storm and there was about 5 inches of snow in that area. It was really nice opening gifts at my sister’s house with snow falling. This storm didn’t have the strong onshore winds like the Dec 26th storm had so coastal flooding wasn’t an issue with this storm. The Dec 26th storm did cause some coastal flooding to parts of NJ, which is the last thing those areas needed as they are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. There were some strong winds following the Dec 29th storm as it intensified off the New England Coast. We saw a lot of blowing snow as we headed home through Eastern PA on Sunday…. What about the week ahead? New Years Eve should be nice and weather shouldn’t interfere with travel or any festivities that you have planned today. On Tuesday, New Year’s Day, a weak system may bring some showers to the Hampton Roads area. Rain chances will be higher the further south you are. This system will not be as wet as the ones over the past week. We should clear out on Wednesday, but temperatures should be on the chilly side for most of the upcoming week.

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