Winter’s early arrival

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


7 Responses to Winter’s early arrival

  1. Mary says:

    I WANT SNOW SO BAD I CAN TASTE IT!!!!!!!!!!! VA never gets any real snow to speak of, once in a blue moon. SNOW would be wonderful this year at leat 12 inches, NO ICE. Jim, you need to find us some.

  2. Pam says:

    Having some real snow this year would be Wonderful. We haven’t had a real winter for a long time now. Let’s all hope for some snow this year! Can you help us out with that Jim?

  3. Ariel says:

    About time! This “snow drought” has been pretty bad. While I don’t particularly enjoy blizzards, I still wouldn’t mind a flurry here and there. It’s so pretty!

  4. Kristin says:

    Oh don’t get my hopes up please! My mom and I were talking about it today, we haven’t seen snow around Thanksgiving since the mid-late 80’s. I would love to have that again, for me ther would be nothing better than a snowy Thanksgiving Day. As long as it clears up in time to go shopping the next day!

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  6. Amy says:

    Growing up in Chesterfield, we had many great snowstorms in the late 70’s and 80’s. I would love to see that again! LET IT SNOW!!!!!!! Let’s not forget the Blizzard of 96 :).

  7. Dave says:

    This is fantastic news if it holds true. Growing up mostly in Pittsburgh, I sure do miss the winter snows that we would see regularly in Western PA. I’ll settle for flakes if we can’t have any accumulation. At least that means that possibly more snow may be in the cards for us throughout the winter months. Here’s to hoping!

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