Friday Blog: Warming back up! December we will see changes. -Doug

Warming back up! December we will see changes. -Doug

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  It was chilly but at least sunny.  After a cold start on Friday, the rest of the day looks pretty good as we warm into the mid 50s.


I think we will go into the mid 60s on Saturday.


We will see a cold front slip through Saturday night.  This will cool us back into the 50s on Sunday, but warming right back up next week.  In fact, we are in one boring stretch of weather in the Heady Pattern.  First off, winter forecast next Thursday on December 2nd.  We are back in a weak La Nina this year and should hold in this through the spring.  What is very common in La Nina is a NW flow.  This means the Jet Stream comes out of the NW and we can’t get any big systems.  This is what happens next week.

Upper Levels

Now we will get back into the active stretch of the pattern here in about 10 days.  This would be the part of the Heady Pattern that we had in mid October.  Last year the cycle length was short at 46 days.  This year is much longer.  So around December 7th, the pattern gets active and we get back to storm systems that will be much stronger with rain and even snow chances.

Upper Levels 2

Check out the long range forecast below.


Next Friday and Saturday: Staying mild with rain chances by Saturday.

December 5th-11th: Mild with rain chances on Sunday.  Turning colder on Monday with rain or snow chances.  Warming back up by mid week with rain chances again Wednesday through Friday.  Then cooling back down for the weekend.

December 12th-18th: Cold for Sunday before we see cool air return Monday. Mild Tuesday through Thursday before we turn cooler again for Friday and Saturday. We’ll watch for slight rain chances Thursday.

December 19th-25th: Mild for Sunday and Monday before cooler air returns for Tuesday and Wednesday. Briefly mild for Thursday before we turn cold for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We’ll watch for rain chances Sunday and Monday to start the week. Rain chances on Thursday will switch to snow chances for Christmas Eve and snow showers for Christmas Day.