Clearing took place Saturday, and temps actually went above 40 degrees in many spots. There is still remaining ice and snow despite the tiny thaw. Sunday began with departing sprinkles and fog for some, then we had decent sun with highs of 45-50. Very nice compared with what we get over the next several days.
A cold front will be exiting the area early Monday morning. Steady rain moves away, but moisture may linger so there could be some sprinkles or flurries until maybe 9am. The wind may become very feisty so take precautions as it could get strong enough to blow objects or create minor damage. Northwest wind of 25-40 and gusting higher will support the cold air spilling into the area. Temperatures will steadily drop throughout the day.
Wind Advisory from 6am-6pm
Highs: Near 40 early to upper teens and low 20s
Wind: NW 25-40 and gusting higher
Wind Chills: 10-15 by midday and early afternoon
A vigorous northwest upper flow will continue for many days. This pattern will continue to send reinforcements of Arctic air across a huge part of the country. Another embedded disturbance may clip the region early Tuesday so don’t be surprised to see a few random snowflakes at that time. High temps on Tuesday will start creeping up, but a polar invasion will hit with bitter cold and dangerous wind chills.
Wednesday is a day of huge concern for people, pets and livestock. Please make necessary precautions and back up plans in case something doesn’t operate properly or should a place close operations due to the extreme cold. Wind Chill Advisory and/or Wind Chill Warning could be posted for our viewing area late Tuesday night into Thursday morning with potential “feels-like” numbers of -15 to -30.
The polar surface high will track east by early Thursday. As a result, temperatures will moderate to seasonal levels and perhaps go even higher toward and through the upcoming weekend. A trough over the Pacific Northwest may progress over the Rockies Saturday into Sunday to give us more clouds. Light rain or mix may begin by Sunday with better chances of precipitation on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
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Big wind event today with falling temps…
KSNT Meteorologist David George