Slow Warm-UpNovember 7th, 2012 at 1:52 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is snow cover across North America. You can see that most of Canada now has snow on the ground. This will be a source area for cold air as we head into winter. In the meantime, a slow warm-up is on the way. Temperatures should reach the mid-upper 40s today, 50 tomorrow and mid 50s on Friday, with low-mid 60s possible over the weekend, before a strong front sends temperatures crashing. Along the front there will be showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Behind the front it’ll probably be cold enough for snow showers Monday night into Tuesday. Today is the 13th day in a row with below average temperatures (we had a similar cool period in 1988, another year with a hot July). During the past 12 days temperatures have been 5.8 degrees cooler than average.
Satellite loop (daytime) of the storms on the East Coast. Gust to 60 mph at Buzzards Bay MA, 54 mph Martha’s Vineyard, 53 mph Nantucket. Heavy snow over parts of Mass. and Conn. Snowing at Hartford CT and Springfield MA.