Saturday, January 06, 2007

Warm to Cold to Warm All Over Again

Well after temperatures in the lower 70's this afternoon, I can tell you that we probably will not see that kind of warmth again probably until April. Today was extreme and I hope it doesn't happen again this winter. Not that I didn't enjoy the June-like high temperatures. Baltimore hit 76 degrees today. This is insanity at its best. Tomorrow will be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than today, but it will still be 10 to 15 degrees above average. Go figure. The Pats game looks to go on without a hitch. Temperatures in the lower to mid 50's with a light breeze and partly to mostly sunny skies throughout the game. No chance of any rain. The rain will hold off until tomorrow night and Monday morning until about the early afternoon.

We could be in for quite a little rainstorm tomorrow night and Monday with perhaps another 1" to 1.5" of rainfall. On the backside of the storm, northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine may see a quick changeover to snow, after seeing mostly rain from the front end of the storm. The changeover to snow may accumulate to a couple inches in these areas. However in northern Maine, namely Caribou, this event may stay mostly snow and you guys may pick up a good 4-8" of snow, Winter Storm Watches may need to be posted by early tomorrow morning as you may see high end Advisory type snows or low Warning criteria snows. Generally about 6".

This storm ushers in some much colder air for Tuesday and Wednesday, but thats all it will do. We will just have a two day period of average to below average temperatures. Tuesday will be around 40 degrees with high cloudiness late. A few days ago, it looked like a healthy clipper type system would move south of our area and deposit some healthy snows on the order of 2-4" in SNE, but today's runs of the models show a much weaker scenario. Right now I would be that all SNE will see out of this Alberta Clipper is a scattered flurry, but this will be more confined to the South Coast and the Cape. It will be cold Wednesday with highs just getting over the freezing mark.

Since we are not changing the pattern, the cold will be in and out before the next real storm really moves in by Saturday. SW flow will begin on Thursday propelling much of SNE into the 40's. We step up again on Friday and will head into the weekend, basking in the January warmth again, mainly in the lower 50's before another storm cuts west of us and sends us into the "balmy" and tropical air once again. A repeat next Saturday? Geez, I hope not.

This winter is ridiculous. That rubber band has to shoot the other way soon. Right?

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