Archive for November 9, 2013

A NICE WEEKEND IS IN STORE FOR HAMPTON ROADS… COMPUTER MODELS ARE BACKING OFF ON PREDICTIONS OF A MAJOR EAST COAST STORM NEXT WEEK… COLDER WEATHER IS LIKELY LATER IN THE WEEK

The cold front that moved through the region on Thursday brought about a half inch of rain to my neighborhood. The weekend looks quite nice for November as high pressure will keep things dry for the most part. There will be a weak cold frontal passage but no significant precipitation is expected. A much stronger cold front will approach during the mid-week period bringing what will most likely be our coldest temperatures of the season so far. Over the past few days, some of the computer models were predicting that a major storm will develop somewhere over the Southeastern States and bring heavy snow to states such as West Virginia and western Virginia. Those models no longer show this storm system developing. Although, the forecast can change, it appears that the most likely scenario will be that a low pressure will develop off the coast and too far away to bring a major snow event to the areas to our north and west. As it looks right now, we may see some light rain as the system moves offshore. Stay tuned as things can change. Note that the GFS model (one of the most reliable models) never showed the major snowstorm developing and simply had a weak system moving offshore. I’ll have an update over the weekend and keep you posted on any changes to the forecast. Either way, colder weather is on the way later next week. That’s it for now. Have a great weekend and please take time out to remember our military veterans. Also, our hearts go out to all those affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines.

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