A cold Christmas with some snow flurries
Warming trend begins this weekend
Next significant storm system arrives Wednesday
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
Christmas Day: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered snow flurries. Clearing overnight.
Saturday: Sunny and warmer.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Increasing clouds through the day.
Monday – Tuesday: Mostly cloudy.
Wednesday: Chance of showers.
Thursday: Chance for rain and/or snow.
Be careful in the cold weather today and tonight. Bitter cold air has settled in and the risk for frostbite and hyperthermia is rather high. Be safe.
On This Day in Wx History
1983 – It was the coldest Christmas Day of modern record for the central and eastern U.S. More than 125 cities reported record low temperatures for the date, and thirty-four of those cities reported all-time records for the month of December. The temperature plunged to one degree below zero at Huntsville Alabama, and dipped to 14 degrees at Galveston, Texas. Snow covered the ground from the Pacific Northwest through much of the Great Plains Region to the Northern Appalachians.
Crossville set a record low of -7 that morning!
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 84° at Titusville, Sebring, Big Pine Key, Brighton, Immokalee, Vero Beach, Fort Peirce, & Pembroke Pines, Florida. It was a warm Christmas Eve in Florida!
Low: -19° at Crested Butte, Colorado
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Flash flooding threatens New England, while snow accumulates from the southern Appalachians to Michigan. Farther west, a new storm system brings rain, freezing rain, and snow to the Pacific Northwest and Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Accumulating snowfall overspreads the northern plains and northern Rockies. More snow can be found along the US/Canada border of New England and Michigan.
What a beautiful Christmas morning! I have about one half inch to one inch of snow here at Meteorologist Mark headquarters in Rinnie (ha).
On Christmas Eve of 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders became the first humans to witness an Earthrise. “This iconic picture, which shows our humble planet suspended in blackness above the lunar surface, is the most influential environmental photo ever taken,” NASA. What a wonderful Christmas present that was that year! And can you imagine wishing everyone a merry Christmas from the Moon?