Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's about to get interesting...

After an excruciatingly long wait for the weather pattern to change, it looks like huge changes are right around the corner.

Let me begin by saying something I have mentioned a couple of times on twitter and Facebook - Halloween looks to be chilly and costumes should be sized accordingly to allow for winter coats.  Historical averages has 57/36 for the high and low and I think we will be a 10-12 degrees cooler.

Rain chances increase beginning this weekend and it will kick off what will be a wet winter.  (This drought will be a distant memory come spring 2011.)  The fall severe weather season will also be starting back up too.  While I am not very confident of our severe chances locally, some strong gust winds from an associated low pressure will make Tuesday miserable.

A similar set up produced a few late season tornadoes and lots of wind reports in 2001.

Jumping ahead to Halloween, you can see the cold shot of air over much of the area.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a few flakes early in November.  Not to give away the Winter Outlook scheduled for a November 1 release but Winter is going to come early this year.

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