What is going on? This is starting to get ridiculous. Being a snowlover, this is starting to become unbearable. It could be worse though. Reading a post from Accuweather, senior meteorologist John Kocet, has not seen a single snowfall of 3"+ in exactly one year Friday. Well, you must be thinking, is he from Atlanta, GA. No, maybe Dallas, TX. No, would you be surprised to find out that he is talking about State College, PA. State College is right in the middle of Pennsylvania. He has seen no significant snow in over one year, actually since last FALL! Amazing.
Our Winter 2006 - 2007 snow drought is continuing this week. We are not even coming close to having any type of snow. "When it rains, it pours." Highs tomorrow will be pushing the upper 50's - around 60! This is after today's front pushes through with about a tenth to three-tenths of an inch of rain from the South Coast all the way to Caribou, ME. No snow with this one, even on the highest mountain tops. The "Pacific" mild trend will continue into this weekend, with a cooler Saturday with temperatures in the upper 40's to around 50. Sunday, ahead of a cold front, we will be in the grips of a strong SSW flow, bringing in all sorts of mild air. Accompanying this extremely mild air will be a few widely scattered showers, but Sunday will not be a washout by any means. In fact, it will be a good day to get outside and soak up all of this warm air, surely an early Christmas gift. Sunday's highs, easily 55+. We could see a few 60 degree readings.
After the front goes through Sunday, expect cooler weather for Monday with highs in the mid 40's. We step down a little more Tuesday with highs in the mid-upper 30's, but at this point, it looks to be mostly dry with no snow through day 6-7. However, we could be taking a turn back to colder and snowier? weather as the NAO may be trending more negative during Christmas week. Are our prayers for cold and snow about to be answered? That answer will be unveiled in the days to come.