Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cold and Stormy


I'll analyze this weekends forecast when I get time. Overall, not that good.

This week at least brings 2 chances of wintry wx to west-central VA. First one is tomorrow, winter storm watch out for sleet/freezing rain. My thinking is it's a non-event for Charlottesville. WAA will scour out lower level cold, limiting any frz rain potential. Main impact might be some sleet initially, but that's it. Second system looks to be around Saturday. At this point, unsure the QPF amounts or levels of cold air. First guess is mainly snow for the mtns, mix here around cville, and rain east. If that's the case, and the southern stream does in fact make it this far north, likely to be much like this past weekend with highly variable snow amounts based on cold air available and precip onset.
The main story is the COLD. It will really feel like winter for the next week, with our max temps this week on Wednesday (50s) as the low pressure system moves past. Then back to 30s/40s with lows in the 20s. A very wild start to December to say the least.