Archive for January, 2014

AN ARCTIC BLAST EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL BRING THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES IN YEARS TO PARTS OF THE NATION INCLUDING HAMPTON ROADS… HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOVING OFFSHORE TODAY (SATURDAY) BRINGING SUNNY SKIES… ON SUNDAY, WE WILL WARM UP WITH MORE CLOUDS AND POSSIBLE SHOWERS

The intense low pressure system that caused the rain here in Hampton Roads on Thursday and the blizzard in parts of the Northeast is gone and high pressure moved into the region making for a sunny Saturday with moderating temperatures. Warmer air should move in on Sunday as the high moves offshore. A rather complex low pressure system may bring some light rain or showers to our area on Sunday. Enjoy the mild weather on Sunday while it lasts because an Arctic air mass is on its way and will bring potentially some of the coldest temperatures that we’ve seen in years. The strong cold front will cross the area on Monday accompanied by a period of wet weather. Then, the winds will pick up later Monday and the temperatures will take a plunge. Low temperatures in the teens Monday and Tuesday nights  should be common throughout the region. This may be cold enough in some homes and buildings to cause pipes to freeze so you should take the necessary precautions. Temperatures will moderate during the mid-week period. That’s it for now. Enjoy your weekend!

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A COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING PRECIPITATION TO THE HAMPTON ROADS REGION ON THURSDAY… VERY COLD AIR MOVES IN BEHIND THIS SYSTEM

First of all, Happy New Year everyone! New Year’s Day will be a decent day for early January here in Hampton Roads. A rather complex low pressure system will be impacting our weather late tonight through Friday morning. Although there was talk earlier this week of possible accumulating snowfall, the latest model runs indicate that we shouldn’t have any major issues in our immediate area. However, I would monitor the local media weather forecasts and the National Weather Service forecasts for the very latest updates as things could change. As it looks now, we will see mostly a light to moderate rain event from this system. Further north, it will be a very different story as the low pressure systems are expected to consolidate into an intense storm system well northeast of our area out in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Significant snow and strong winds are expected in parts of the Northeastern States. For us here locally, the precipitation should end before any problems occur even though temperatures will be dropping late Thursday night and Friday morning. Friday will be a very chilly day but temperatures will moderate over the weekend with yet another chance of rain Sunday or Monday. The pattern will remain quite active since the upper-level flow will be quite strong over the next several days. Again, you should stay tuned as there may be some changes to the forecast.

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