Zonal, Split Flow Continues…………Warmest Thanksgiving Since 1973 Possible

November 19th, 2012 at 2:46 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Even with the cloudiness, we are still near 60 in many places today.  If there is anything from this cloudiness, it would be a sprinkle this evening-tonight.

Pacific moisture, in the form of high cirrus & mid altostratus continue to dim the sun today & there will be sun-dimming cirrus around likely tomorrow.  Wednesday & Thursday look brighter, but even then, there will likely be at least some contrails & cirrus.

Our pattern continue to be zonal & split with polar jet to the north & subtropical jet well to the south.  Where the two merge offshore, there is that massive Nor’Easter with Coastal Flood Warnings & wave issues from Virginia to North Carolina & Georgia to Florida.  This massive Nor’Easter will bring gusty winds & beach erosion to the Northeast around Thanksgiving, but it appears the heavy rains & strongest winds will stay offshore.

So, Thanksgiving’s high of 63 would beat the 62 on Thanksgiving Day 1981, but not reach or exceed the warm Thanksgiving Day of 1973 with 65 degrees. 

Our cold front will pass Thursday night with some showers (35%) with 0.10-0.20″ of rainfall still expected.  After the front passes, Black Friday looks mostly sunny, breezy & mild with highs near 53.  Saturday will cool off into the middle to upper 40s.

Meanwhile, the West Coast will continue to get blasted & lashed by storms with flooding, wind, heavy rain & snow.  More rain will fall in the deserts than here over the next 10 days.

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