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A Quiet End To A Busy Year-6pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

Things will calm down over the next few days. But, 2012 looks to start out with a bang.

6pm Update

Good Wednesday evening gang. 2011 is going out on a rather tame note, while 2012 looks to ride into town on the arctic express. We have been highlighting this possibility for several days now and things appear to be right on track. What kind of snow will this bring our way? That's still up in the air, but it should bring a heck of a snow shower and squall pattern if nothing else.

The GFS was the only model not showing a big trough in the east early next week, but it finally caved today...



It now matches what all other models have been saying for the past several days. The new European Model is even colder than any of it's prior runs...



Folks, thats some cold stuff all the way deep into Florida! Taken verbatim, that's one heck of a snow shower and squall pattern for Monday and Tuesday around here... especially with the Great Lakes being much warmer than normal.

Let's see how this plays out in the coming days. Take care.

Previous Update

Good Wednesday everyone and welcome to the middle of the work week. It's a short week for many folks out there as we are sandwiched between Christmas and New Year's. The weather looks to finish up the year on a calm note around here. Old Man Winter looks to wait until the clock strikes 2012 to shake things up a bit.

Today's weather will feature morning snow showers and flurries that will be followed by some afternoon sunshine. High temps should stay in the 30s.

A system will pass us by to the north on Thursday and this will allow for a breezy and milder day with readings well into the 40s to near 50.

Another system works across the Ohio Valley Friday night into early Saturday. This may get close enough to crank out a rain or snow shower before quickly moving on. This will leave us with a nice New Year's Eve and Day as we await what looks to be a big plunge of cold air and possible snow early next week.

The pattern will feature an arctic cold front moving into town Late New Year's Day into early Monday. This will have some very cold temps behind it and will likely have some snow. Will it have a wave of low pressure along it or will it fire up a big east coast storm? Both are possibilities at this point... but we are days away from knowing if that will happen.

The cold looks fairly certain, at this point.

European Model


Canadian Model





I will update things later today, so be sure to check back. Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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