Tuesday Night Blog: Another cold foggy night, but a lot of changes.
Another cold & foggy night, but a lot of changes
Good Tuesday night! I hope your week is going great and you made it through our blizzard! Okay, dusting to 3″ in our northern counties, but the roads were super slick on my way home from work. Shout out to one of the Cherokee County officers who stopped me to let me know how much ice there was on the road ahead of me. So, for the season, we are now at 1.25″ of snow and ice. We average 15″, so we have a long ways to go. I still think we are going to get two bigger snows this winter. I am far from worried at this point. However, if we get to January 15th without anything bigger than 1″ I may need to rethink a few things. This years Heady Pattern is really a unique on this year. We have currently gone through two full cycles and on the third one now. This past cycle, we just haven’t gotten the big cold blasts like we got back in October and early November. I don’t think this will be a problem when we get in the next cycle. I was hoping for a possible white Christmas. I knew we have a shot with a system that would come in on Friday and Saturday, then another one on Christmas. But they are throwing some weird curves at me. I will explain below. First off, watch out for the fog tonight. It will continue to thicken up.
Take a look at the radar below.
We will start to warm up a bit the next couple of days, 40s tomorrow and 50s on Thursday and Friday. However, take a look at our Friday system.
It is a little cut-off from the main flow of the Jet. Because it is cut-off, it won’t have any cold air to work with. Plus the moisture is lacking, so just a few random showers with this system late Friday and Saturday. Warm temperatures continue through early next week. Just so you can see how this system affects everything, if it wasn’t cut-off and we got the cold air, the cold air would stick around until Christmas. But, because it is cut-off, we don’t get the cold air at all. So 60s prior to Christmas. Lets go into Christmas Day.
We should be into the 60s heading into Christmas. I was hoping this would move in a day early and colder, but doesn’t look like it at this point in time. So, lets go with showers on Christmas Day and then turning colder right after Christmas and could possible go to snow by the 26th. Long range forecast below.
Long range forecast through late next January:
Next Week: Warming up into the 60s early in the week. A storm system works in on Christmas Day with chances for rain on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chance it could go over to snow on Thursday and Friday. Colder for the weekend.
December 29th – January 4th: Mainly a cold wee with chances for snow showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Better chances for rain and snow on Wednesday and Thursday. Staying cool into the weekend.
January 5th – 11th: Mild to start to the week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday. Cooler the rest of the week with showers possible on Friday.
January 12th – 18th: A cool first half of the week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and Monday. A little warmer late in the week with rain moving in on Friday. This could go over to snow by the weekend.
January 19th – 25th: A cold start to the week but mild temperatures for the middle of the week with rain chances on Wednesday. A cool second half of the week with rain and snow chances by in for the weekend.
January 26th – February 1st: A cool first half of the weekw ith rain and snow chances on Sunday. Then a slow warming trend through the week with rain chances by Saturday.
February: Very active and cold middle of the month with several shots for snow!
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