Tracking A Late Week Wind and Rain Maker

Good Tuesday, everyone. Calm weather continues… And that’s music to the ears of your friendly weatherdude. 🙂 Now, later this week, it’s a different story. Another potent storm system (drink) moves into the region, bringing a lot of wind and rain. It even has the chance to produce a rumble of thunder and a few flakes.

Between now and then, things look good with temps in the 40s today and Wednesday with a mix of sun and clouds. Those clouds will thicken on Thursday as winds gust up ahead of our deepening low. This low is in response to a significant upper level low that SLOWLY meanders across the region from Thursday night through Saturday.

This generally means a lot of wind and rain for our neck of the woods. Depending on where that upper low passes on Saturday, a few flakes are possible in our region. As is typical, the models handle that feature very differently.

The GFS brings this system on top of us, with rain and wind the main player. It still brings another system behind that one, with some flakes with it by late Sunday and Monday…

The new version of the GFS is much farther south with the low, but still has a lot of rain and wind…

The Canadian continues to bring this much farther north and is stronger than most guidance. In turn, it shows the best chance for wraparound snows on Saturday…

Those strong upper lows kinda do their own thing because they are cut off from the main jet stream.

Looking down the road, blocking continues to show back up late next week into the following week… Christmas week. Notice the massive block forming near Alaska and how it forces the trough to dig into the country…

That’s supplies the cold, but you can also see what should be an active southern storm track. If you want some snow for Christmas or around that time, you would like to see those two hook up.

I will have your usual updates later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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7 Responses to Tracking A Late Week Wind and Rain Maker

  1. Dottie says:

    I have a question for all the regulars on here. With Christmas (and my xmas eve birthday) coming up, I’m thinking about asking ‘Santa’ for a weather station of some kind. Right now, I don’t even have a rain gauge which I really wish I’d had with this years rain! Can you give me some advice as to what to look for (for a novice) or what doesn’t work well? Also don’t want to spend a fortune since we’re retired. I’d really appreciate your advice and opinions. Thanks!

  2. NATHAN RYVER says:

    Don’t those large blocks serve just to push the big snow systems south of us? It seems the storms that come to us with that big dip/blocking setups are the Alberta Clippers that leave a small amount of powdery stuff….

  3. Dottie says:

    I’d like to spend under 200 if that’s possible.

  4. Andy Rose says:

    Dottie Amazon has this one that is reasonable. AcuRite 01512

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