Daily Archives: December 15, 2012

Time posted: 5:21 pm

Saturday Evening Update

Good Saturday evening everyone. Your friendly weatherdude continue to fight through a little bug, but I’m still watching each and every model run coming down the pike.

I have no changes to the thoughts I’ve been putting forward for a few days, now. Scattered showers will carry us into Sunday as temps hang on the mild side. The next area of low pressure works right on top of us Monday as it works to the northeast. That will bring rain and gusty winds our way before giving us the chance for a few snow showers or flurries by Tuesday morning. The European Model shows the cold air dipping in behind the low…

After a dry and dull Wednesday, the action quickly picks up again by Thursday. That’s when a powerful system works across the plains states and into the Great Lakes. That drags a big time front through here and delivers us a massive temp drop. Check out the impressive look on the European Model…

Rain and thunder early Thursday should quickly transition over to a period of snow behind the front. Northwesterly winds will then kick in and should be able to deliver us widespread snow showers and squalls on Friday. Temps by Friday should stay in the 20s with gusty winds making it feel closer to 10 degrees.

The pattern then keeps dropping cold shots and possible light snow makers our way through the weekend…

We will have to take those systems one at a time to see if they can put down some snow around here. Check out the Christmas Morning map. Notice the Arctic air across the Great Lakes and the warm air across Texas with low pressure developing in southeastern Colorado. Every single model has a similar look during that time. That’s very interesting.

I will have another update later tonight. Until then… What happens when Gangnam Style meets Christmas lights? Here ya go…

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 4:04 am

Tracking Old Man Winter

Good Saturday to one and all. I’m going to just hit the high points with this update because I’m just not feeling the best in the world. Nothing like catching a bug as the weekend begins. Regardless… the weather never stops and neither do I.

Let’s start with our weekend weather and work toward some of the good stuff.

Clouds will continue to thicken today as scattered showers move in from the west. This is NOT  washout of a weekend, but you will need to have the umbrella by your side to be safe. Temps will generally run in the 50s.

This bring us to the next area of low pressure to work across the region by Monday. This will bring more rain and some gusty winds to start and should knock temps down enough for a couple of snow showers and flurries late Monday night and early Tuesday. The GFS is finally coming around to reality (though it’s not quite there yet)…

The systems are coming fast and furious at us next week with the next one quickly scooting across the region by Thursday. This one will have the coldest air, to date, behind it and should give us a significant temperature drop from Thursday morning to Thursday evening.

Here’s the European Model…

 

Even the GFS is picking up on this big blast…

 

 After the front blows through here, a massive cutoff low is forecast to develop across our region through next weekend into early Christmas week. The Canadian and European Models are very similar…

This pattern will feature a prolonged stretch of very cold temps with highs in the 20s, gusty winds and snow squalls. There may also be a few systems dropping in from the northwest to deliver better snow chances.

Maybe those dreams of a white Christmas will come true. Keep the fingers AND toes crossed. 🙂

I will have more updates later today. Have a great Saturday and take care.

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