Of course we were very happy for those schools that got delays, but the prediction of how ice will impact the school day is by far one of the more challenging things that we have to do at GSD. We know, we know--weather people problems--but we rarely ever feel good about our predictions when it comes to the dicey-ness of ice. So let's just move on and focus on the future.
So, what's in store for the next week? Well, our look into the meteorological crystal ball reveals much instability in our area but very little substantive snow. Many reports we've read have indicated that December will be warmer than normal. In fact, we may not see real winter cold until the end of the month. These reports do not rule out big storms; they just mean that a nor'easter may be a little harder to come by. Sadly, we won't be surprised to see November's snow total be more than December's, unless we get a big Holiday vacation storm.
Here are our chances for snow for the next week: 1) A short period Friday night then a changeover to rain for Saturday; snow could then usher out this system on Saturday night as a colder patch of air moves in. 2) Perhaps a few snow showers on Monday afternoon. 3) Tuesday could bring more sustained snow that might actually accumulate.
|This system could create a brief period of snow on Friday night. Thanks to Accuweather for the image.|
We'll let you know if the Tuesday storm strengthens.