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A rain storm that affected many of the Gulf States has now moved off the coast of the Carolinas this New Year’s.
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even though, as you can see, a lot of the rain has moved off the coast. Stay tuned to your local TV forecast for the latest. You can see another storm has moved into the Portland area. As far as other New Year’s hot spots; click on the links below for the TV forecast in your favorite town to celebrate ringing in the New Year!
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An area of low pressure off the coast of Texas is pulling warm and moisture-laden air in from the Gulf of Mexico. This storm will travel along the Gulf Coast, hitting areas like Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi later today into tomorrow. By New Year’s Eve day, it will be dumping heavy rain on coastal areas like Charleston, South Carolina.
New York City could be in for periods of heavy rain New Year’s Eve night.
A storm system dumping rain/snow in Southern California today will die out as it cross the desert areas of eastern California and Nevada.
Another storm brewing over West Texas has created the possibility of heavy snow over portions of Southern Colorado, Southern Utah, Eastern Arizona and New Mexico and Texas. Ski resorts in those areas will benefit from another few inches of snow.
Bitter cold returns to the Midwest in time for the New Year. I’ll have more on that tomorrow.
The forecast high in Chicago today is 26 degrees. The average high is 31. While temperatures remain below freezing today across much of the Upper Midwest, it’s still not the bitter cold they were experiencing earlier in December. But the cold, Canadian air is plunging south once again.
Cold dry air from the arctic is sliding south along with a cold front. The high today in Topeka, Kansas is expected to be in the 30s, the lows?, below zero. In comparison, Bismarck‘s overnight low will be 3 degrees. It will be warmer in Bismarck tonight than Topeka!
Another interesting advisory for the Dakotas today? Western North Dakota is under a freezing fog advisory. We’ve talked about fog in the past. When a thick fog develops, it will produce a light rain or mist. If it’s really cold, like it is in Crosby, North Dakota today, this light mist can freeze on contact with the ground or an surface it touches. It’s not going to be a thick coating of ice if you compare it to the thick ice that develops during an ice storm. However, it can cause slick and dangerous roads for drivers.
Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas. It was a stormy Christmas across the Midwest. The weather has finally quieted this Sunday.
Look at the computer model forecast for the storm setup this Thursday. Another low pressure system will develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Tuesday, coastal Texas will be doused with heavy rain. The thunderstorms will then move to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. On Thursday, Georgia and the Carolinas will be feeling the brunt of the storm.
What happens next is a long way off, but the East Coast may be preparing for a stormy New Year’s Eve.
Currently, the main thunderstorm activity will be off the coast, but by Friday and Saturday, the low tries to redevelop just off the coast of New Jersey, and it could be another snowmaker for parts of the Northeast next weekend.
I’m off the next few days until Christmas. Looks like another snowstorm is headed for the Midwest and East Coast. I’ll be touching on that storm later in the week!
Today is the first official day of winter! It may seem a little late to announce it, after a blizzard left record snow in the East, but today marked the Winter Solstice.
NASA captured this image of the Mid-Atlantic on December 20th. Washington D.C. is noted in the picture.
The article that accompanied the image states:
“The Mid-Atlantic states were completely white on Sunday, December 20, 2009, in the wake of a record-breaking snow storm. The storm deposited between 12 and 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on December 19, according to the National Weather Service. For many locations, the snowfall totals broke records for the most snow to fall in a single December day.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this view of the Chesapeake Bay region as the clouds were clearing on December 20. The snow highlights the courses of the Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains are similarly highlighted. The forested peaks are darker than the snow-covered valleys.
The massive snow storm was a Nor’easter, a powerful storm characterized by a strong low-pressure center that forms in the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean and moves northward up the Eastern seaboard. In the Northern Hemisphere, winds flow in toward the center of a low-pressure area in a counter-clockwise spiral, which means that as the storm heads north, the leading winds come in off the ocean from the northeast.” (Source: NASA, Earth Observatory)
While a blizzard was coating the East Coast with snow, disrupting travel, and causing havoc for residents from the Carolinas to New England, we were enjoying 5 days of peaceful sunshine in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. I visited Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort with my family. After a storm left more than 5′ of snow on the mountain, we enjoyed the packed powder with sunshine!
More storms head east this week! I’ll have more tomorrow.
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A massive winter storm is headed up the Mid-Atlantic region. Here’s what the National Weather Service has to say about the storm.
A major snowstorm heading up the Carolinas is making a path toward the major cities of the Northeast.
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A low pressure system spinning in the Gulf of Mexico is about to take aim as a snowmaker for the Carolinas and the Northeast. Forecasters in Asheville, North Carolina are preparing viewers for more than a foot of snow. Any icy mix is possible for the lower elevations of This same storm is expected to leave snow on the ground in Baltimore, D.C., Philadelphia and even New York.
The same storm system is producing tornado watches in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.
A storm system developing over the western Gulf of Mexico will spread yet another batch of 1″ to 2,” with locally up to 4,” of rain across the Central Gulf Coast Thursday through Friday.
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With up to nearly 2 feet of rain on the month so far in places like New Orleans, Louisiana and widespread flash flooding over the past week, any additional rain could cause more flooding issues.
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The same system will then go on to affect much of the rest of the Deep South Friday into Saturday, primarily with rain, but snow may mix in in the higher terrain of North Carolina. Winter Storm Watches are posted for the end of the week into the weekend for the Carolinas as far south as Greenville/Spartanburg, SC east as Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham in North Carolina. The storm is expected to produce as much as 4-6″ of snow in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville., but a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, and rain are even looking likely in the Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham area with light accumulations of snow and ice.