A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Monday Cold Slap

Happy 2016, Snowhounds!

Unfortuntately, vacation is over and it's time to head back to school and work tomorrow. And to compound the pain, we will be greeted with the coldest temperature we've felt since last March. The temperature will be the warmest of the day--a balmy 20 degrees--when you wake up tomorrow. Gradually, it will creep down throughout the afternoon before it bottoms out at 6 degrees on Tuesday morning. Bust out the face mask! (And no, don't even go there--a freeze delay is out of the question. If you're thinking those thoughts, you have a serious problem.)

Tuesday will be seasonably cold--mid-20s--but not as bad as Monday. The El Nino influence kicks back in again on Wednesday when we return to this years's seasonal norm of mid-40 temps.

And here's some even better news (said sarcastically): The next weather-maker for us could arrive Friday night. The models are in great disagreement, but one of them predicts a minor snow, sleet, and freezing rain event that would last into Saturday. Alas.

We're not optimistic that this storm will come to fruition, but one thing is certain: the dry pattern has changed, and we'll see several more opportunities for minor storms over the next three weeks. It will be gloomy more days than not, but that will increase the threat of snow.

Until the next time...

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