Archive for November 22, 2014

A LARGE DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING US A SUNNY SATURDAY… ON SUNDAY, A WARM FRONT WILL BRING INCREASING CLOUDS AND MOST LIKELY SOME RAIN BY LATER IN THE DAY… MONDAY SHOULD BE AN UNSEASONABLY WARM DAY BUT WE WILL COOL DOWN BY MID-WEEK

An expansive high pressure area will guarantee a very nice Saturday albeit a bit on the chilly side. As the high moves off of the East Coast, the clockwise flow around it will produce a more southerly wind. Temperatures on Sunday morning should be warmer than they were this morning. It was 25 degrees at my house. Meanwhile, a major storm system will be organizing over the Southern Plains States. A warm front associated with this low pressure system will be approaching our area on Sunday. This will bring us more clouds and eventually a fairly good chance of rain/showers later Sunday and Sunday night. Rainfall has been below normal the past several weeks, so some wet weather is really needed. If we don’t receive significant rainfall soon, we may be placed in a drought status. The rain should move out early Monday morning and we should see a surge in temperatures into the 70’s! After that, a cooling trend will set in and some very chilly weather may be in store for the Thanksgiving Weekend. A storm system may bring us more rainfall on Wednesday, but there is a lot of uncertainty with that system… I wanted to comment on the incredible lake effect snowfall that impacted Western New York state. Although several complex factors go into creating a spectacular snowfall event that occurred on the lee shores of the Great Lakes, the bottom line is that whenever unseasonably cold air moves over the still relatively warm lakes at this time of year, the recipe is set for heavy lake effect snow. You’ve probably seen the incredible video and pictures from the impacted areas. It’s a localized event so you can have several feet of snow in one area and just a few miles away, there may be only flurries! Roofs have collapsed due to the heavy snow and their problems may worsen as rain is expected along with warmer temperatures. Flooding may be a big issue for them, depending on how much rain falls…. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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