Snow Comes, Snow Goes

There have already been 5 snowfalls across the region this winter, light though they have been! Tony says this is an ominous sign for the season ahead!


Christmassy Light Snow Pattern

Somehow my Friday night blog did not get on line, so I am reposting it on Saturday mid day.

After a grey and cold December day, this Friday evening a general light snow and flurry pattern has developed across the region. Careful as the sun goes down as temperatures dip back into the 20s.

This new snow system is coming in from the northwest, so it is moisture starved. Still a dusting of snow is likely for Christmas carolers in your neighborhood and a few spots in Southern Ohio and Central West Virginia are in line for a fluffy half inch or inch of snow.

Careful if you are out this evening as that dusting may hide leftover glare ice from last night’s snow.

By my count this is the 6th time the ground will have been dusted with snow this season. That’s a very good sign for the winter ahead!

This latest close encounter of the flakey kind will fade into our memory banks this weekend as the wind flow turns around to the south. Highs are heading for 40 on Saturday with sunshine then well into the 50s on Sunday as afternoon clouds block out the sun and winds gust to 25 miles per hour.

Those clouds and breezes look to rain upon us as we head back to school and work on Monday afternoon or evening.

By the way, a huge warehouse of bitter cold air remains stored in Canada this December, unusually cold even for our neighbors to the north. Last week here at WSAZ.COM, I speculated that a huge chunk of that arctic air would siphon south and affect our region with a snowstorm followed by a bitter air mass.

Well a week later, the cold air is still there in Ontario and Quebec (even colder in fact), but it seems more inclined to sit in place and if anything just ooze into the Eastern states. That leaves me pondering the question will we have a winter of quick shots of cold air with light snows, or will a blizzard form in the Appalachians and tug the motherload south into our region?

That’s a good question to ponder as we are now less than 2 weeks from Christmas day.

But for tonight, shoppers and travelers give yourself a few extra minutes to get where you are going as a dusting of snow may make some roads slick in spots.
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