The cold front came through around dinner time and the temps fell fast! At my weather station at home we fell about 5 degrees in five minutes, and about twenty degrees in the last 2 hours. Right now, 9:18PM, most of the area is between 32 and 35. I actually just got back inside from shooting a little video of light snow that was falling outside the station. With the ground so warm, it will take several hours before anything starts to stick. Of course watch out for the bridges and overpasses first and then the roadways. With the 1.5 inches of rain the last 24 hours, we have plenty of liquid to freeze as well. A few light snow showers will be scattered over the next 24 hours with temps falling below freezing. Little to no accumulations can be expected, however, if the surface is cold enough and a snow shower seems to linger a little longer than the rest you could pick up a light dusting or so, but not expecting any decent accumulations.
Temps are going to remain cold the rest of the week with highs in the 30's and lows in the mid 20's. More snow showers are possible this weekend, but accumulations look to be slightly higher than what we will get Wednesday. I will keep the blog updated over the next few days on predicted snowfall totals. Don't worry, I have been watching the long term models and there are a couple of systems brewing out there.... I think we have a much better shot of having a White Christmas than in the last few years. The models have been staying rather cold for the upcoming weeks, so only time will tell.
One final shout out for my fiance, Dawn. Today is her birthday and since I had to work this evening, I took her to lunch. However, she hasn't felt well all day.... maybe she will have to call off work tomorrow, meaning I will now have an occupied "Saturday" (or Wednesday for all of you normal scheduled people), and I will spend my day off taking care of her. Regardless, Happy Birthday. To her and everyone else (meaning YOU), have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael