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12/31/2012

Sunny & Seasonal for the Last Day of 2012! But Arctic Cold for the Start of 2013!

Real Feel Temperatures Only in the Teens Wedneday and Thursday!!

Good Morning,

We've got some dry and seasonably cold weather this morning... and a whole lot less wind,

because the low pressure system responsible for Saturday's snow continues to drift out into the

North Atlantic... A weak ridge of high pressure will temporarily be in control of the weather pattern,

although the satellite imagery early today is showing areas of low clouds in eastern Pennsylvania

and across parts of upstate New York... Because there won't be very much wind today, it'll be

difficult for any sufficient mixing to occur, and for clouds to get 'stirred out' of those places that

will be overcast at daybreak... But, there will be a few glimpses of sun for a while today, especially

along the immediate coastline -- and that sun will tend to fade behind increasing clouds from

midday on... Most temperatures will be in the upper 30s this afternoon, but it won't "feel as harsh"

as it did yesterday, because of the lack of strong wind gusts...

Tonight, for New Year's Eve festivities, we'll be watching for some spotty, light precipitation across

the Northeast and in the mid Atlantic states... Some slightly warmer air moving in aloft on a

southwesterly wind could bring with it a few flurries late tonight, and there may even be a steadier

snow shower in a few areas (especially in those places that are located away from the coast, and

north/west of I-95)...

Tomorrow, the leading edge of some colder air may bring with it a few flurries and sprinkles...

Southwest winds should keep the temperature from falling below the freezing mark tonight, and

that will provide the mercury with a sort of 'springboard' for tomorrow -- with many places winding

up in either the upper 30s or the lower 40s in the afternoon... But, after that, there will be partial

clearing and some noticeably colder air should be arriving on New Year's Night... Expect

temperatures to plunge into the 20s (even the teens in the typically colder spots) late Tuesday

night, and then Wednesday and Thursday will be dry, but cold... Many temperatures during

midweek will be in the low or mid 30s, even despite some sunshine... The core of the coldest air in

eastern North America, or the "polar vortex" appears as if it will be across Quebec and in northern

New England... Therefore, we don't think that the coastal cities will experience a "brutal" cold

snap, but this should still provide us with the season's coldest air thus far... And, while we're not

anticipating any major storms / precipitation events this week, the initial push of arctic air during

the Wednesday/Thursday time frame will be followed by a reinforcing shot of cold air on Friday...

There'll be a 'clipper-type' disturbance located in the Great Lakes Thursday, which will probably be

dragging a cold front across the Northeast and mid Atlantic states on Thursday night... And, that

will probably make Friday the coldest day of the upcoming week -- even if temperatures are just

two or three degrees lower than Wednesday or Thursday... Have a good day!!!

Posted by WABC on December 31, 2012 | Permalink

Comments

ANDY THE ADVENTURER

HEY
I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE BILL EVANS ON A 'HURRICANE' TOUR. I HAVE FOUND ISLANDS IN/AROUND THE SOUTH SHORE WITH DEBRIS PILES UP TO 15 FOOT HIGH,BOATS,REMNANTS OF HOUSES...TONS OF STUFF. VERY,VERY COOL VIDEO,AND I WILL TAKE YOU THERE BY BOAT- IT WILL DRAW ALOT OF OOOHS AND AAAHS-BET THAT,I WILL BE YOUR TOURGUIDE.BRING YOUR BOOTS.

ANDY THE ADVENTURER

IF BILL EVANS CAN'T HANDLE THE COLD,OR IS NOT AVAILABLE,I WILL TAKE ANY ONE OF THE KICKASS WEATHER 7 TEAM ON THE TOUR. YOU WILL BE IN AWE WHEN YOU SEE HOW MUCH,AND THE DEGREE OF DAMAGES THAT THE HURRICANE WASHED UP ON THE SHORE.BEING A FAN OF CHANNEL 7-I LEAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEM TO BRING THIS AWESOME FOOTAGE TO THE PEOPLE.

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