Archive for December, 2009

Cold Air is on its Way

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

A cold front will usher in much colder air overnight and through the weekend. With the 2.6 inches of new snow overnight and increasing winds, some blowing and drifting is possible tonight. Be careful if out and about tonight, especially in open rural areas.

Wishing all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Cold front to usher in much colder air.

image courtesy NOAA/ HPC

Freezing Rain

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Freezing rain today deposited between 0.1 and 0.2 inch of glaze over all surfaces.

Glaze from freezing rain on shrubs

Ice covered CoCoRaHS rain gauge

Ice on Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station

Winter Conditions to Arrive Midweek

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Light snow is expected tonight but a more significant storm, the first winter storm of the season, is forecast to arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday. Depending on the track of the storm system, we could see several inches of snow or a wintry mix of rain/snow/sleet.  Strong winds are expected with this system as well. Keep checking the forecast for the latest updates. In addition, temperatures are expected to plummet later in the week with low temperatures dropping to the single digits.

A Cold Morning

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

The low temperature dipped to 18 degrees this morning. A light wind prevented it from dropping even further. The weather could turn active again from Sunday night into next week with the potential for a significant winter weather event in the midwest.

November 2009 Climate Data

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Average temperature…..45.1°F
Maximum temperature..73.8°F on day 08 at time 15:18
Minimum temperature…24.7°F on day 12 at time 06:52
Maximum pressure…….30.49 in. on day 11 at time 08:42
Minimum pressure……..29.71 in. on day 25 at time 04:21
Maximum gust speed…26.5 mph from 315°( NW) on day 26 at time 11:19
Total Precipitation……..1.67 inches