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November 8, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update: Tracking Minor Snowfall & Unseasonably Cold Weather

The first minor snowfall of the season ahead.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 9:39 PM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2018 11:08 PM

Super Typhoon has certainly helped to change the Northern Hemispheric pattern early.  With the remnants making that beeline to the North Pole, the cold has been dislodge & is moving south & southeast.  It will be a Blue Norther for the Plains with lows down to near 0 in parts of Kansas & highs only in the 50s Saturday to the Rio Grande & northern Mexico!  Lows may drop to 40 as far south as near Brownsville, Texas early next week with near freezing in San Antionio.

A typhoon in 2014 also helped to alter the pattern towards colder weather here.  However, it usually brings hot, dry, windy weather to the West with increased fire risk.  When we should start to see rainfall, it gets hot & dry like August & September.  Such is the case in California right now with wildfires blossoming unlike anything we have seen since August.

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So, our Arctic front, surface low & upper low is approaching.

Wave of snow later tonight tomorrow morning will taper, followed by a lull then late afternoon-evening snow showers & squalls.

1" or less is likely in the morning with some isolated 1-2" amounts.  Best chance of 1-2" will be in the northern half of the area with lighter amounts in the south. 

Any accumulation will tend to occur on grassy & elevated surfaces.  Some slippery slushy accumulation is possible on bridges & overpasses in areas that get closer to 1" or exceed it.  This will all melt quickly by late morning.

Showers/squalls will bring localized whitening of grass & elevated surfaces tomorrow late afternoon-evening of less than 1".

It will be a breezy day with west to northwest winds 15-25 mph.  After 31-32 in the morning, highs should reach 35-39 around 12-1 p.m., then fall to 32-33 by late afternoon to early evening. 

As snow showers end & we clear rapidly tomorrow night, lows of 19-23 are likely.  A few slick spots are possible on roadways.  Wind chills will drop to 6-13 by early Saturday morning as northwest winds run 9-13 mph.

Note the Nor'Easter storm that looks to blow up along the Gulf Coast & track along the entire south & then East Coast.  Flakes could occur as far south as southern Mississippi with the potential of minor snowfall to northern Alabama & Georgia.

Here, it look to just re enforce the gusty north to northwest winds & cold air.  Some scattered snow showers are possible Tuesday with some troughiness around & some lake effect sneaking into the area, especially over the northern & northeastern areas.  If there is any accumulation, it would be over Pulaski, Fulton counties.

Also note how the wind turns back to the southwest & become strong & gusty next Thursday.  After lots of cold (other than 39-45 Sunday), we will get back to 45-50 next Thursday.

There is definitely a mild trend centered around mid month & bit there after before Arctic air returns.  50s & 60s are likely again.  I actually think there will be a pretty big storm with rain, wind & storms near November 16-19 period before the Arctic air with more severe weather in the southern U.S. to even Ohio Valley.

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