Turning our attention to temperature... Don't put away the coats yet!

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Good Friday (literally)... ;-)

Today will start off with a nippy chill that many would have thought we'd have left in March. However, as a reminder, April is still known for it's propensity for frost/freezes:

...And for many parts of our area, we're going to get close these next few mornings. Take a look at the current temperatures and the frost/freeze advisories in the tracking tools. Freeze warnings will be in the lighter pink, the watches in the darker pink. This should get you up to speed real quick on who's getting what. Suffice it to say that hopefully everyone didn't get too jumpy on the warm weather and plant anything out of season.

Here's what the next few mornings are looking like:

GFS - Min Temps - Fri AM GFS - Min Temps - Sat AM GFS - Min Temps - Sun AM

The upper 20s numbers for Elkins, WV is always a red-flag, because temperatures close to that value can leak into the hollers a lot closer to us, and that could be a problem for tender vegetation, particulary any fruit trees out there that we can't control when they bloom. Despite the morning chill however, the afternoons will be pretty nice. Expect sunshine to get you back into the 60s in most spot-- just delightful in a typical April, though this time around it'll feel cool because of how we've been spoiled.

Speaking about "cool" (er, "cold") we should take a look again at next week's weather. For folks that skipped the wonky look-ahead tangent yesterday, I'm going to be more pithy with this one ;-) ... Instead of looking at the low temperatures, it will be much more interesting to examine how much cooler it will be compared to normal during the first part of next week:

GFS - Temp Anomaly - Tues PM GFS - Temp Anomaly - Weds PM

That's right, temperatures next week are looking to dive well below normal... 10-15 degrees (interested in 45-55 F?). But remember, as I've said before, these long range guys are fun to look at and consider, but more often then not they modify before arriving on T-minus 0 into something much more 'normal-ish'. If it doesn't, well, you heard it here first ;-)

Some more eye-candy (or forbidden imagery, depending on your perspective)... Here's a rendition of anticipated precipitation types in the above two days, given the modeled lake-driven moisture bands that it wants to fire up...

GFS - Precipitation Type - Tuesday PM GFS - Precipitation Type - Wednesday PM

The blue would be snow. Certainly something to keep a little eye on in the coming days. But for now, a little restful sunshine can't hurt :-)

Here are your tracking tools. Severe weather not a threat today, but do factor in the temperatures when planning your day.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

 

Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
Current Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active NWS Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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