Archive for December 30, 2008

NEW YEAR’S EVE WILL BE WINDY WITH COLDER AIR MOVING IN… TEMPERATURES MODERATE SLIGHTLY OVER THE WEEKEND

I was up in NJ and PA over the Christmas holiday and when I first arrived up there, the snow cover was widespread. As temperatures rose the snow cover rapidly diminished and was all but gone by the time I left the Wilkes-Barre, PA area on Monday. When I got back home Monday night, I checked my rain gauge which had about a half inch of rain. A large high pressure system will be building in on New Years Eve behind a rapidly moving low pressure system that will move through PA. The tight pressure gradient will result in strong winds over the Mid-Atlantic States on Wednesday. Tuesday will be a nice day for late December. For those of you venturing out on New Year’s Eve, dress warmly.  A frontal system will be approaching on Friday and a low is expected to develop along the Mid-Atlantic Coast. This low will probably form too far to the east to bring us significant precipitation. However, the combination of the frontal passage and the low developing nearby should bring us some showers on Friday. The weekend looks dry and seasonal. I’ll have an update on Wednesday morning.

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