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Beyond the 7-day: watching mid next week

The well advertised cooler (read seasonal) air is moving in Tuesday night.  That much has been certain for quite some time now.  What has remained more elusive is the answer to the question “will the colder air come with snow”?  While there’s still no clear cut answer to that question, the long range weather maps started hinting at something today that I’d like to share. The image above shows jet stream level vorticity for this Saturday.  Vorticity is a measure […]

A “Super” Moon is Coming

You may have heard us mention on the broadcast tonight that we have a Supermoon coming up on Monday.  What’s a Supermoon and what does it mean for you?  Hopefully this blog will help to answer those questions. The Full Cold Moon rises on Sunday, but it’s also a Supermoon best viewed early Monday morning! pic.twitter.com/wFGU0xfPAO — John Hickey (@JohnWNEP) November 29, 2017 We have the Full Cold Moon coming up this Sunday.  It will be full at 10:47 AM.  […]

Beyond the 7-day: Looking for cold and snow

December starts Friday which marks the start of meteorological winter.  The Full Cold Moon rises on Sunday further exemplifying what December is all about.  It’s not our coldest or snowiest month on average (that’s January), but it traditionally marks the beginning of a cold and snowy stretch much to the delight of winter weather lovers… and chagrin of those who long for warm summer days.  The end of November and first days of December look rather warm.  Check out the […]

First Significant Lake Effect Snow Possible Early Next Week

It’s early, but departing system on Sunday likely creates blustery cold Northwest wind over warm Great Lakes for several days. *Could* mean prolonged period of Lake Effect Snow. Worth watching! pic.twitter.com/NF33Dzb1Xm — John Hickey (@JohnWNEP) November 14, 2017 We’re entering prime season for Lake Effect snow events and the first decent one of the season could be coming up for the second half of the weekend and into early next week.  A low pressure system lifting to our north on […]