first day of winter and we're still here
Long holiday weekend has started.Ventured out and traffic is crazy.Will stick at home.
Brief flurries early this morning.Another chance later this afternoon as the artic air comes streaming in.Possibility of light snow on Christmas morning.Bigger storm for Wed. night and Thursday,looks to be mostly snow.As this storm is coming from the Gulf of Mexico,should have a lot moisture to feed on.This may be our biggest snowfall in a long time.We'll see.
So we all find ourselves still here,wake up alarm went off as usual.After a bad day at work yesterday,not particularly happy about it,but I will make it through this day and get to my holiday break and relax with the family.
Rain and wind have moved in,wind has not been too bad,but it is expected to get even stronger as the morning progresses.I tied down my two reindeer and snowman outside.My snowman would not appreciate taking another tumble like the other day.
There is a chance of a little light snow on Christmas day,but just enough to create a holiday scene,but this is not definite yet.
Bigger question is the possibility of a bigger storm next Wed or Thursday and still up in the air on where this tracks which will determine the precip type.
So I want to take this time to wish all my WU friends a Very Merry Christmas. I will be back next Wednesday,although I am oncall this weekend so you may see me post from time to time.
Another above normal season.Something we are getting used to.With the unmistable change in our world climate,it looks like above normal months will be the norm for the foreseeable future.
December will definitely be above normal.Lots of artic air locked up in Canada and no mechanism to bring it down.Oh once in a while we will get artic intrusion,but they will be only temporary.Usually brought down by the passage of a strong system.Another strong system is moving through the midsection bringing blizzard conditions to the upper midwest,while we will be on the warm sector,with heavy rains and wind tomorrow.Then this will bring down some cold air that will last through the holidays.A very weak system may give a little light snow late Christmas eve or Christmas morning,but certainly won't amount to much if anything.May be another system mid next week,but that is not set in stone at this time.
Another hump day.This week seems longer then most,because of the holiday break coming up(not that Im counting the days),the events in Newtown, Ct. and all the stories seem to go on and on,once we get into the winter months,all the weeks seem long.Then the holidays rush past quickly and we settle into the long January and February months.
The rains have stopped except for a few lt showers,but mostly cloudy skies and windy.Temps aren't all that cold,still around 40 this morning,but will be dropping tonight.Fairly nice day tomorrow,before another big storm for Friday,heavy rains and wind expected,but another warm event,while parts of the midwest experience blizzard conditions.So for the forseeable future,the storm track stays west of us,giving most of us rains.The holiday weather looks cold but dry.
Woke to heavy rains this morning,which have since tapered to a few sc. lt showers.Things will slowly improve and tomorrow should be a fairly nice day.
Another large and wet storm will move in Thursday night into Friday,this will also be too warm for any snow.So for now the storm track is to the west of us,keeping it warm for these storms.Behind the Friday storm some artic air will move in.Probably the coldest air of the season.So Christmas should be chilly,but dry.
Very stormy week ahead.Currently this morning our area is experiencing freezing rain.Car was coated in ice this morning and trees and wires are getting coated.If the warm air takes its time moving in,this could become more serious.warm air moves in tonight with some heavy rain,which will end the ice danger.
I have a lot of thoughts rolling through my brain about the events on Friday,but hard to focus on any one thing,other then the pictures I see of all those wonderful innocent lives that were cut short far too early.I just can't wrap my brain around the whole thing yet.So painful.My heart and prayers go out to all the families.