Blog: Quiet Weather Equals Shorter Blog!

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Wow!  Quiet weather?  Here?  Yes, it’s true.  We finally have some quieter weather in the region.  I am going to take advantage of it, and make a shorter weather blog today.  However…….there are still a couple of things worth talking about.

First, it was cold this morning. Temps started off in the 20s and 30s.

Temps This Morning

Wind chills were worse.  They were in the low 20s.  Very cold for mid-March.  However, we have high pressure building in from the southwest today.  This will have 2 important effects.

  1.  We’ll have a lot of sunshine today.  This is a strong Mid-March sun.
  2.  Winds will turn out of the southwest, and they will increase.

Both of these factors will allow for ample warming today.  Another factor in that is how dry it is outside.  Dew points are in the teens and 20s.  Dry air can warm/cool much faster than humid air.  So by the afternoon we should hit the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.  That will be a 25-30 degree rise in temps from the morning through the afternoon.  So dress in layers as you head out.

High pressure will give us nice weather for the next couple of days.  A weak cold front will move through this evening.  It will pass through dry.  We’ll cool down a bit tomorrow with highs in the low 50s.  The average high is in the upper 50s this time of year.  By Saturday some moisture will try to push back into the region.  There will be some scattered rain showers moving in.  The latest models hold the rain off until the afternoon.  So for now the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ocean View looks dry.  Hopefully, the timing doesn’t change.  Temps will start in the 40s by the start, and it will be around 50 by the end.  The showers look to move through by early Sunday morning.  So hopefully, they kick out by the time the Shamrock Marathon starts on Sunday.  High temps will be in the 50s.  We’ll be mild and dry on Monday.  Then an area of low pressure will move in next Tuesday into Wednesday.  It looks like a sizable system, but it’s still too early for the details.  At the least we’ll have some rain and some breeziness.  We’ll have updates.  It could become nor’easter number 4 for the northeast states.  We’ll see.  I hope not.

Speaking of these nor’easters…We keep getting these areas of low pressure forming lately.  We are definitely stuck in a weather pattern.  These blocking patterns keep happening.  I found this article that talks about it in more detail.  It relates it to what has been happening in the Arctic.  It also talks about how the North Atlantic Oscillation went very negative recently.  Here is the article: Climate Change Creating Blocking Patterns.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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