Wednesday December 7 – One storm moves off the coast after bringing needed rain, and there is some left over fog this morning. The sun will return today, but it is the arctic cold front expected tomorrow that will be the main story. With it, a small chance of a rain or snow shower, but much colder winds will bring a better chance for snow showers on Friday. Then we watch an active pattern that could bring in more snow Sunday into Monday and later next week. It will definitely feel like winter in just a few days.

*Note: If you are gathering a group FITF short/PJs order for a school, try to get it in today. We may still be able to rush the print and delivery in time before Christmas. Contact me if you complete it today and I’ll try to help.

Upper Level Support:

The vorticity (cyclonic spin) aloft supports snow showers crossing the mountains Friday afternoon and evening.

Chance of Snow Sunday

The next storm will arrive at the end of the weekend. The track will be to our north and keep most of the moisture in the Great Lakes and New England. But enough cold air will be in place as it arrives to break out as light snow or a wintry mix Sunday, then a second push on Tuesday. This is supported on both the GFS and Canadian GEM Models (only two shown here for simple comparison)

GFS Model —> slider

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Canadian GEM Model —> slider

See the extended outlook supporting a potential storm at the end of next week.

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Arctic Air Arrives Next Week

The main source of cold air in the jet stream shows up next week to support the pattern change holding….

Storm End Of Next Week?

The Canadian Model is most aggressive with this. While it is 10 days away, I would not promise validity… but something to watch with an active and cold pattern.


Temperature Outlook


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Also See:

My Winter Outlook for 2016-2017: Colder with snow spread out more

NOAA Winter Outlook for 2016 to 2017

La Nina Formed: What it could mean to our winter

Farmers Almanacs Split On Cold And Snow

Extreme Weather of 2015 balanced out on both ends

Low Snow Winters In Baltimore: Records Might Surprise You

NOAA Ranks Blizzard 2016 4th Worst Snowstorm On Record

Blizzard 2016 Record Top Snowstorm: Area Totals