Saturday, November 19, 2016

From Warmth to Cold - Just Like That

Well, if you've been outside over the last 24 hours, you are well aware that it is quite cold. Saturday was the coldest day since late March, with high temperatures only reaching the upper 30's. That was a far cry from the lower 70's we were treated to on Thursday. The cold was made worse by the breezy winds we saw through the day. Those winds led to wind chills hanging out in the 20's all day long. By late tonight and early Sunday morning, that will seem mild. That's because temperatures are expected to drop to 20° tonight. Add northwesterly winds at 10-20 MPH, and you've got a perfect recipe for frigid wind chills. The coldest spots will likely see wind chills dip below 10° at times tonight. That will be the coldest air we've seen since early March!
Not only that, but this is the first true blast of Old Man Winter we've had this season. In fact, Saturday marks only the first day of November where temperatures stayed below average. In addition, through 18 days, November's high temperatures are more than 15° above where they should be. And while it is very chilly this weekend, temperatures do look to moderate at least slightly into next week with highs returning to seasonal levels in the 40's and perhaps low 50's.

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