Look for the Christmas star this evening!
Winter Solstice is today
Snowflakes expected Christmas Eve
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Gradual clearing. Breezy.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and quiet pleasant.
Wednesday: Clouds increase and winds pick up. Showers develop overnight.
Christmas Eve: Rain changing to snow. Light snow possible by evening and overnight. Accumulation expected to stay under 1/2 inch.
Christmas Day: Mostly sunny and cold.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and chilly.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy.
Light snow could accumulate Christmas Eve evening and overnight. In addition, bitter cold temperatures will settle into the area. Be careful if you must be out and about. Accumulation is expected to stay under 1/2 inch. Stay tuned for any changes.
Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale
On This Day in Wx History
1989- The beginning of perhaps the worst December cold wave ever sees Nashville’s temperature drop to -2. Crossville bottoms out at 0 degrees.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 88° at Pala, California
Low: -10° at Gunnison, Colorado
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Snowflakes are flying across parts of the Northeast and across the Great Lakes region. We’re also seeing some snow across the Northwest, especially across the US/Canada border.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Arctic air and moisture are combining to drop some snowfall across a huge portion of real estate across the western US and Great Lakes region. More snow can be found in the central and northern portions of the Appalachian Mountains.
This amazing winter scene was captured this weekend in the mountains of North Carolina, near the town of Balm. (Photo by Joseph Nitti)
Don’t forget the conjuncture this evening! Look southwest about 45 minutes after sunset. It should be a pretty cool sight to see. We’ve seen Jupiter and Saturn get closer and closer together and this evening they will appear to become one star. For this to occur on the Winter Solstice makes it even more special.