Update (11/29) - The dry skies overhead indeed continue today, with a wide range of temperature from the morning to the afternoon (called a 'diurnal'). Many locations are starting off in the upper teens, but will finish in the 50s this afternoon. The cities are trying to stay in the 20s, but still one of the colder mornings thus far for them as well.
The next shot of rain is still looking to be Sunday, as we'll be missed by a few other opportunities sailing by to our north before then. Enjoy the slight warm-up for the football games and the Christmas parades! I'll be hoping to see you at the Huntington Christmas parade tonight! :-)
Middle-of-the Week Wednesday!
Our weak system slipped through town without much fanfare yesterday, and the large area of high pressure that has been driving it will now take charge locally.
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The primarily West-to-East flow is called a "zonal" flow, and it's marked with weaker, quick-moving systems. However, in this scenario, we've got a lot of dry air at cloud-level under this region of high pressure. The brown on the maps indicate relative humidities less than 10%. Expect sunshine for a while, but also some chilly mornings owing to the crisp clear air.
There was some earlier inklings of some showers approaching late Friday into Saturday, but now that appears to be more clouds than anything else. Look more for showers by Sunday, when the temperatures will get to the 60-degree mark.
Dry, Cold November
So far, November is on track to be one of the colder ones we've had. In addition, darn near the driest (if not the driest). Whereas Superstorm Sandy had us near or even above-normal for rainfall for the year, Huntington has only received 0.44" for the month, Charleston 0.64", and Parkersburg 0.42". This is 2.5" below average. In addition, we've been seeing temperatures running about 4-degrees below normal. Snow weather lovers don't mind the low temperatures, but certainly the precipitation could use a little help. It's not coming this week.
It's still early. Plenty of time for more cold snaps and snow flakes :-)
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Have a great day everyone!