Polar bear weather

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Are you lovin’ the cold weather yet? I think I’m getting used to it. I stepped outside last night to see what the sky looked like and it was absolutely beautiful. You could see every star, and that full moon was just incredible. There’s just something about this arctic air that seems so clean and crisp.  But, then you realize you can’t feel your fingers or toes and that you’re just moments away from full-blown hypothermia. That part stinks (haha).

We’re still locked into this pattern. Wednesday will be our warmest day of the week, by far. Friday morning will be like this morning, so be prepared for that.

Looking at the latest guidance this morning, I think we may see some flurries Thursday morning. It wouldn’t be much, but I think we could see some flakes flying around. The NWS disagrees, but I think we could see some snow like we saw yesterday  morning, that looked like glitter falling from the sky.

Speaking of snow, we have a very interesting situation developing to our southeast. A big coastal storm is going to develop tomorrow and throw freezing rain, sleet and snow all over the coastline of the Southeast. Parts of northern Florida are under winter storm watches for tomorrow night! Even the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are under winter storm watches for snow and ice! Places like Charleston, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks could see snow and ice. If that storm can throw any moisture our way, it will increase our snow flurry potential for Thursday morning. I’ll keep an eye on it. A storm like this is not ordinary, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with it.

Another conundrum we have to watch is our next storm system that will be moving in here Sunday into Monday. This arctic high will move to our east by Sunday, allowing our winds to turn southerly. This will bring in some warmer air. The concern is that the precipitation with this next storm system will move in before this arctic air has fully moved out. This is a tricky forecast and these types of scenarios are not easy to forecast. I wouldn’t be surprised to see us get a wintry mix of precip Sunday night, before it turns to rain on Monday with warmer temps near 40 degrees. This is something I’ll need to watch closely because, as we all know, it only takes a little wintry precip to make roads hazardous around here.  I’ll keep you posted on how this system is looking.

Well, our temperature here at TAP has now climbed to 7 degrees! That is up from our morning low of 1 degree that occurred at 6:35 a.m.  By the way, the temperature in Anchorage, Alaska is 43 degrees right now, which is 36 degrees warmer than we are!  Alaska doesn’t sound so bad now, does it? (haha)

For those of you longing for springtime, I found you a website (https://days.to/until/spring).

You all stay warm!

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