Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Santa, Red River Gorge, White Christmas odds

SANTA!!!! We had the Toys for Tots drive at our TV station over the weekend. I volunteered the early shift and Dawn & the kids stopped by with a bunch of toys to donate. Santa was there and I rode in the back of the car to help hand the toys to the kids to hand out to the volunteers. 
After my shift, I hopped into the car with by my buddy Mike and we headed south to Kentucky. We ran the Red River Gorge 25k trail race on Sunday morning. Really cool carvings in the sandstone from the Red River.
A few stream crossings as well and the cold water felt good on the feet.
All-in-all it was a fantastic trip. We also picked up some bourbon to make the trip complete. 
The house is all decorated for the holidays! I have been working on mastering my smoking techniques over the last few months. Ribs are fun, pork shoulder can feed an army, but brisket is tricky and delicious. 

You may want to give yourself a little extra time for the morning commute due to patchy dense fog, especially to the west. We will have scattered light rain showers today with temperatures going from the lower 40s this morning to the lower 50s this afternoon. More scattered light rain showers tonight and early Wednesday with a low around 48. Wednesday, we remain cloudy with highs around 54. A few breaks in the clouds possible later, but generally staying cloudy.

Thursday we may start with a little sun, but clouds will thicken up as more rain returns later Thursday and Friday. Highs around 50 on Thursday. Friday looks wet with rain a lot of the day and a high of 52.

Most rain looks to leave by the time we get to Saturday, but it will be cooler for the weekend with chilly highs in the mid 40s for Saturday and Sunday. We will be cloudy for the weekend as well with maybe a couple peeks of sunshine. More rain returning later Monday into Tuesday of next week with the chilly temps sticking around.

Looking ahead... The forecast models are trending colder in a few weeks. Our normal odds for a White Christmas in Central Ohio is 1 out of every 4 years, so 25%. With colder air moving in before Christmas I am leaning towards a little better chance than normal, so I would say there is a 40% chance of a White Christmas this year. Stay tuned! Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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