Posted by Pete Bouchard
Wow! Knock your socks off warmth across (parts of) the Commonwealth today:
Not anything we haven't seen before in December. (See my blog from last Monday the 3rd.) While this should be the end of the unseasonable warmth for a while, it may not be the last of it for the winter.
I made a big fuss about a pattern change last week. It was supposed to shift us from milder than normal to near normal with more opportunities for snow. Well, that change is coming as advertised, BUT...
...there is some dispute on how much cold will enter the picture. Suffice it to say, it's marginal. And weak....and I don't have a lot of faith that it will be enough to keep the next series of storms as snow.
Sooooo....if we miss out on the next two opportunities (Sun-Mon and next Tuesday), we're looking at a BROWN Christmas. Right now, I'm playing the "show me the money" approach. Unless I start seeing some cold air shooting - and for that matter - staying around here for a while, I'm not budging from my milder-than-normal perch. That means I'm going for rain from Sun-Mon and also next Tuesday. They say that in dry patterns dry begets dry. Well I think that in mild patterns the cold can be temporary.
We shall see.