Happy Thanksgiving Weather Thoughts

Good Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving. I want you to know I am very appreciative and thankful for each and every one of you. You have turned our little weather community into a must stop for many people across the entire region. I’ve said it many times, but you all are the backbone of this site.

The weather on this Thanksgiving looks absolutely great. Temps are deep in the 20s this morning, then rise into the 40s this afternoon.

Black Friday shoppers will be facing a mix of sun and clouds with upper 20s and low 30s in the morning, with temps hitting the 50s in the afternoon. Winds are going to be very gusty.

A cold front moves in on Saturday and may bring a stray shower or two. Winds will be gusty, with a hit and run cold shot behind it for Sunday…

Temps rebound quickly early next week as our flow becomes southwesterly. This is ahead of another system moving in by the middle of the week…

Last night, I showed you the European Ensembles that took December into the tank in terms of winter weather across the eastern part of the country. Granted, that’s a long range forecast the model is making, but the medium range models are showing something similar as we usher in December.

The GFS Ensembles show some healthy blocking signatures showing up, with a deepening trough in the eastern part of the country…

The ensembles have done a pretty good job with the cold shots we’ve had from late October through much of November. A similar pattern occurring a month later has much different implications in terms of severity of the cold shots and winter weather. If a pattern can produce snow in October around here, imagine what it can do in December or January.

I will have another update at some point later today. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and take care.


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15 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving Weather Thoughts

  1. Dottie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels everyone.

  2. Kerstin says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  3. Chris Mercer says:

    21 degrees in Lexington this morning with a heavy frost. Certainly a change from the last two years when the low was 46 on Thanksgiving morning.

  4. JJTeach says:

    And we are very thankful for you Chris! I check this blog every morning when I wake up and have done so for many years. We can’t even begin to tell you how appreciative we are for your loyalty and commitment to this site and keeping us regularly updated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  5. Rich says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I check this blog first thing when I wake up each morning. Thank you for your hard work Chris. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Prelude says:

    Went to bed at 11:30 pm my home was 72 degrees woke up this morning house at 59 degrees. The igniter on my furnace decides to go bad on Thanksgiving morning, perfect timing how convenient. lol

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Yeah, that happened to me on a cold night in February of 2015. Woke up to 53 in the house. Thankfully it was not on a holiday!

      • Prelude says:

        Luckily my next door neighbor is a certified heating/cooling repair man he’s already on it he’s got the igniter off and going to his shop to get another one. His in laws are in town for the past week so he’s more than happy to repair even on Thanksgiving he says it gives him a much needed break. His only complaint was that the igniter is to easy of a fix he was hoping for something a lot more time consuming and complicated.

  7. Rickie H says:

    This blog is most definitely a must stop for me and my family, and my friends. I check it every morning and many times during the day. we appreciate all that you do.
    Happy Thanksgiving !

  8. Jkl says:

    Happy thanksgiving , i follow your post daily and im even across the river keep up the great work!

  9. TechTeacher143 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris and to all the blog followers. I appreciate your hard work Chris. I check your blog several times a day as well as watching your forecast on WKYT. I enjoy your weather information and your wisdom and wit. Enjoy your day with your family!

  10. Terry says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris with gratitude sent your way for all your hard work on this blog!

  11. Andrew says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody! No Plains, Trains, and Automobiles reverence.

  12. Sabrina says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris! I had the same thought of others as far as no reference to Planes, Trains and Automobiles..it should be a tradition!

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