The patterns aloft don’t seem to be favoring us with any decent snow chances into the upcoming holidays into the start of the New Year. While our friends to the north have been slammed with several significant winter storms, we’ve been left with rain. Will this change anytime soon?
As noted in the blog post, Winter Outlook, I wouldn’t count on major changes into at least early January. Now, here is the catch. The frequent, but short-lived shots of cold air we’ve been experiencing could conceiveably coincide with a quick southern system for a rapid hit of wintry precip. at some point, despite the mild pattern. So, there’s still hope, and the season is still very young.
UPDATE… Posted 12/21: Jet stream patterns after the current cold snap look very unfavorable for snow-fans. An unusually strong Southeastern high pressure ridge aloft should be very effective in keeping generally mild to warm conditions over the region into early January.
Posted by Jim Duncan