December Chill

A winter-like chill is settling in for the weekend.  As many are saying, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, ” I’m singing in my head (with a teeth chatter), “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Storm Force coverage is just around the corner…”  Now that we’ve flipped the page into “meteorological winter,” I feel like it’s just a matter of time before Chris Lambert and I are ordering up gluten-free pizzas to keep us fueled for winter storms.  With all of that said though, there’s no SIGNIFICANT snow in my forecast for this next week… but I FEEL like it can’t be far off.

We are setting the stage for winter weather with some colder air moving in.  Temps topped out around 50° today; tomorrow highs are in the low to mid 40s, and Sunday’s highs will be pushing it to crack 40°.  Just to put it into perspective for you, the “normal high” (at least according to 30-year climatological averages) is 46°.  We will be below that mark for the next several days… well, for at least the next several days.

This weekend is dry, with the exception of a slight chance for a flurry in the higher terrain of the interior tonight into early tomorrow morning.  Mostly sunny skies will help to add some “cheer” to both weekend days, but a chilly wind will also be apparent; more wind on Saturday than on Sunday.

There’s another “slight chance” of a flurry on Monday – but this is not significant snow by any stretch of the imagination.  This time of year, that seems to be the biggest question:  “Where is the snow?!”  Well, I mentioned before that we’re at least setting the stage with the colder air moving in… but at least for the next 7-10 days, I don’t have any of that “first inch” kind of snow in my forecast.  Remember last year?  It was 69° on Christmas Eve, and we had to wait until January for the first real snowstorm.  Remember the year before?  Yes, THAT winter – the one that is sometimes referred to as “the snow blitz winter.”  We had to wait until the end of January for our first real snowstorm during the winter of 2014-2015 (and then it didn’t stop snowing until we broke the record).  The moral of the story is, a not-so-snowy December doesn’t mean a snow-less winter.  Still, we’ve only just begun with December so we’ll have to wait and see.  Average snowfall for the month of December is 9″.

Maybe a light mix turning to rain for late next week.  Doesn’t look like anything too crazy – but we’ll keep an eye on it.  Stay tuned for details.

Have a great weekend!  – Breezy