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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23 Responses to Tracking Old Man Winter

  1. james says:

    Get some rest , Chris. Hope you get to feeling better. Sounds like you may have a busy weather week ahead of you.

  2. Coffeady says:

    Thanks, Chris. Take a little time and feel better. Sounds like you are going to have a lot to track in the near future!

  3. Dale says:

    Gotta like this from the NWS,

    THIS FINAL SYSTEM…OF THE EXTENDED AND BEYOND…WILL BE DEEPENING AS IT MOVES THROUGH AND WILL BRING A GOOD SLUG OF MOISTURE AHEAD OF ITS COLD FRONT FOLLOWED BY PLENTY OF COLD AIR IN ITS WAKE. THE SLOW AND STRENGTHENING NATURE OF THE LOW WILL PROBABLY KEEP ITS WRAP AROUND PCPN IN THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY…WITH MUCH OF THIS FALLING AS LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND PRESENTING A POTENTIAL FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WINTRY WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND…DEFINITELY MORE THAN WE HAVE SEEN THUS FAR THIS SEASON.

  4. Jenn says:

    Sorry your feeling sick Chris, hope you get better soon, keep up the good work.

  5. JJTeach says:

    Nothing like the fun of a southern stork system delivering us snow. We’ll take what we can get though!

  6. rolo says:

    Bailey rest youngt man rest, as im feeling this time next week ur plate will be FULL,FULL,FULL.

  7. james says:

    The Euro, Canadian, UKmet, and GFS all show the system for next Thur-Fri. Have to see which one flip-flops first ;) It is a good sign though that all show it.

  8. BengalFan says:

    BengalFan isn’t happy, happy, happy! Sorry, this weather is making me have stopped up head, probably whats wrong with chris….It needs to get cold and stay cold. OH Well. what was the temp high yesterday??????

    Today , and the last three days don’t look like the Dec. 7-14th Transition to winter if you ask me,sorry!

  9. JPeezy says:

    Hope you feel better Bailey.

    Bengalfan, the “transition” to winter didn’t mean it would be cold right now or even at all this winter. Might be a winter like the last year. I take the transition to mean that alot of factors would start moving toward potential winter weather. It’s still 50′s and 60′s, feels like spring/fall, and what we’ve had the last few months…true. But those will be less and less here on out because of the Dec. 7-14 transition.

    We may not and probably will not get much snow/cold weather this year by the look of things, but we’ve transitioned to a place where we can at least be in the game to get some.

  10. Chris Mercer says:

    Man, if you want to see a warm winter look at 1889-1890. I bet we don’t bet any of those records for warmth! That was 123 years ago. So much for the “man-made” global warming hypothesis. I bet people in 1890 were thankful the mild winter, and not complaining!

  11. pattyversailles says:

    Chris…Please take care of yourself first and foremost! A hospital stay for you would leave us in the dark and COLD! We don’t need multi-posts while you feeling under the weather! Okay, I’m done with the Mom lecture for the day! Be well!

  12. bjenks says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon Chris…If not just turn over the reigns to BubbaG and ROLO they could contact WXMAN and have the blog running as normral. Well may be not normal but close to it. HA! HA! The transition to winter is not a seven day thing. The past week has featured warm weather with Lows runnning through. Each one of these lows should usher in a little more cold behind it. The transition has started and will be in full force before we know it. Would like to see a white Xmas but an OLD SCHOOL thumping is what I am holding out for. Have a great day everyone!

  13. Joey Wilson says:

    Get better Chris! Thanks for all you do. Your “enthusiasm” for winter weather is a lot of fun to follow.

    Yes, I’m disappointed that it appears the best we can hope for over the next two weeks is wrap-around snow showers. Maybe we’ll get some juicy storms to go south of us in Jan-Feb-March.

  14. Rickie says:

    Sending well wishes your way. Praying it don’t turn into nothing big, so much going around right now.

  15. snow princess says:

    In my opinion, it will be another mild winter. I am an avid snow lover, but this season just seems to be a replay of last winter. I don’t mean to be a debbie downer, but I am a realist, so…..Here’s to another season of waiting and watching for the “thumper”….. :D

  16. Emerson Biggins says:

    THINK POSITIVE, POWER OF POSITIVITY!

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