The post below was published on Nov. 13th. All of your comments are appreciated. It seems that winter weather brings out alot of enthusiasm! I will add that the shots of cold air are still slated to be rather persistent through a few days prior to Thanksgiving. Some really cold temps for November are expected. Snow lovers may be dissappointed, however, as at most it looks like we may see a few flurries from these clipper systems ushering in the arctic air . (Posted Nov. 17th)
As speculated about in previous posts, it looks possible that Virginia may get an early brush with wintry weather this year, and maybe even before Thanksgiving. Although I’m not one to go too far out on the “weather limb”, I do think it’s at least within the realm of possibility that our first flakes could fly within the pattern that’s taking shape for the balance of this month.
Multiple shots of cold air will be dropping southward from around November 17th through the subsequent week. Clipper systems rushing across the Midwest will usher in the chill. Of course, of more interest is snow, sleet, or whatever… and those clippers should be dry systems this far south. Yet, the upcoming pattern merits attention, as even just a few flurries would get folks excited. We’ll see.
Posted by Jim Duncan