February 27, 2009

Say It Isn't Snow

Yup, weather forecasters are now saying that there is a real possibility that our area will see more snow this Monday. If this happens, this will be our third snowfall this year. And when you consider that prior to this year, our last snow was in 2003, this is a pretty big deal. Time will tell but if it shows up, I'll have the camera ready. In the meantime, I'll enjoy today's 70 degree weather.

Sunday our attention turns to a developing coastal low. Unlike a lot of coastal lows of the past this one will encounter weak steering currents meaning it will persist through much of Monday. This will lead to some weather issues including: very heavy rainfall totals, beach erosion, minor coastal flooding, and with cold air Monday the potential of some snow! Sunday will see periods of rain and gusty north winds as the storm cranks up. Temperatures will drop to around 50 or lower by Sunday afternoon. Rainfall totals could exceed three inches or more through Sunday afternoon in spots. Rain will continue into Sunday night. On Monday cold air will continue to pour in with temperatures dropping into the 30's. As the low slowly meanders up the coast a pocket of cold air in the upper levels will move near the area. Depending on the track of this pocket it appears some snow is a real possibility. How much and who gets the snow? It is too early to say right now.

Here are some
photos from this year's earlier snow events.
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