Christmas Evening Update

Good evening and Merry Christmas, folks.  I wanted to drop by for a quick update on this super active weather pattern we are stuck in. It’s a pattern that will keep throwing systems our way as the overall setup turns much, much colder. Me thinks some fun and games are just around the corner.

The late week storm continues to look like a big wind and rain maker for our region…

A general 1″-2″ of rain may show up and we may even hear some thunder. Winds are going to be a major player and could gust to 50mph or greater from west to east as the front moves through…

Colder air continues to press in here this weekend into early next week as southern stream systems come out. The models aren’t handling these very well, but they’re seeing them…

See all that cold coming in by the middle of next week?

The GFS Ensembles are keying in on the cold shots taking control over the next few weeks…

With the cold shots showing up stronger and stronger, those same Ensembles are seeing more and more snow chances during the same time…

The European Ensembles are singing a similar tune…

It’s interesting to see both Ensembles suggesting snow chances well into the deep south.

Speaking of the Euro Ensembles, the expanded editions from WeatherBell are out and take us through the first few days of February. Here’s the average of the Ensembles…

The single run of the European Control builds a glacier…

If you watched my winter forecast from back in early November, you heard me talk about this being a second half loaded winter. Most of my primary analogs such as 77/78, 02/02, 09/10, 13.14 and 14/15 were loaded from January through March. The progression of this winter appears to be on track, but let’s see if the train can stay on the tracks and not derail. 🙂

Merry Christmas and take care.

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10 Responses to Christmas Evening Update

  1. Terry says:

    I hate those maps. Lol…We will get some snow eventually, no matter what those eye candy maps show. I still think this will be a decent winter but was hoping for a more of a 1995-1996 season where it gets cold and snowy before Christmas all the way through March…too late for that now but we will take whatever comes . At least this Christmas was not as warm as the past few years!

  2. Bjenks says:

    Merry Christmas Chris and to all the KWC followers
    Those are some CRAZY Maps there

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Once again, thanks Chris and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Jimbo says:

    I would just as soon the rain train go ahead and derail. But I know what Chris is saying.

  5. LOUTeach says:

    Thanks for all you do! Merry Christmas !

  6. 3789N8436W says:

    Whooo-ooooo….snow trains a’comin’….I WANT to get aboard.

  7. Paula T. Lewis says:

    Merry Christmas Chris and your family too. Also, Merry Christmas to all out there in blog land. Hope everyone is well and a bright New Year is waiting for all of us. Keep up the good work, Chris. Cheers.

    • Paula T. Lewis Co. says:

      Sorry about the error. I am, Paula T. Lewis Co. Not Paula T. Lewis. Did not notice that until now. Have a good night all.

  8. BengalFan says:

    Merry Christmas ALL

    Let’s just hope some white stuff comes are way spon

  9. Bryan says:

    In all fairness those maps were showing snow cover this week as well.

    You do a great job Chris, but man those snowcover maps almost never pan out.

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