Monday, November 26, 2018

Buckeye tailgate, Christmas lights, & winter outlook

My brother brought Summer back from my parents on Saturday morning and the rain was starting to break up so I easily convinced Dawn to head down to campus for our friends' tailgate.  It was pretty low-key, but a lot of fun. Evan slept almost the whole time inside the Bjorn under my rain coat.
Yesterday the weather cleared up for a quick run around the neighborhood in just shorts and a tshirt!  It was Evan's first run and he slept the whole time from being put into the car seat to the run, to being taken out of the car seat.  Summer had a fun time.
We also started decorating the house for Christmas.  At least outside.  My brother helped hold the ladder while Summer sorted the clips to hold the lights.
Here is how the front yard turned out.
And the back yard looks pretty good too.  Can't wait to light it up with a fresh blanket of snow!  Luckily I found a bunch of lights on clearance last January so the new LED bulbs will barely use any electric.
Today we are starting off with rain showers and heavy at times during the early morning hours. Temps will fall through the day with cloudy skies and pockets of wintry mix midday and then as temps fall more we will transition to snow showers. There may be pockets of light snow accumulations by tonight, generally less than 1". Winds will also be a big story with winds starting out of the southwest then switching to the northwest at 15-30 mph and gusts 40+ mph.

Scattered light snow showers this evening and tonight, mainly north then cloudy, cold and breezy. We stay below freezing for almost all day Tuesday and Wednesday with a brisk breeze making it feel like the teens in the morning and 20s in the afternoons. Mostly cloudy Tuesday with a few flurries then partly cloudy Wednesday.

Thursday is a transition day. We will be partly cloudy and starting to warm up into the upper 30s Thursday. Sctd. light rain possible Friday as we warm into the lower 40s. Near 50 for the weekend with rain likely Saturday and more scattered rain possible Sunday before turning colder again next week.
This week may be a sign of what is on the way for the winter ahead, but a tad colder as we head into the next few months. The jet stream will be running right across the country splitting cold air north and milder air south. This will allow for moderate fluctuations in temps and we will be right on that rain/snow threshold today and potentially the winter ahead with a wetter than normal outlook. Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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