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A warm wind for the New Year

Jason Samenow @ 1:21 AM

Dec 30 photo by Kevin AmbroseAs I do the forecast, Frank Sinatra comes to mind:
The summer wind came blowin' in
From across the sea
Even as a snow lover, I can't complain about 60+ in the dead of winter for a couple days. (And there may be more to come next week)

Expect partial sunshine and unseasonable warmth today, as highs exceed average values by about 20 degrees.

Today's average high: 44
Today's forecast high: 64

Today is one of those rare occasions where you could enjoy good skiing and golfing in the same day. Area ski resorts have built up a bit of a base after the stretch of cold weather in the past week. And with no natural snow cover, and the mild temps, the links look awfully inviting for local duffers like myself. I've got a tee time at Westfields Golf Club -- a Fred Couples Signature Course.

After shooting a 72, I'll be headed out to celebrate New Year's. And with the forecast as such, I'll be leaving the heavy coat and umbrella at home:

At 10pm, expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures near 55.

At midnight, when the ball drops, temperatures should be near 50.

By 2am, temperatures will be in the high 40s.

Finally, for those of you who miss winter, I recommend you venture out to Lake Tahoe in California as soon as possible. Here's an abbreviated version of their seven day forecast valid last night:
Tonight. Heavy snow and windy. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 feet.
Friday. Brisk with snow. Snow accumulation 1 to 2 feet.
Friday night. Snow. Snow accumulation up to a foot.
New years day. Brisk. Snow.
Saturday night. Snow.
Sunday. Snow likely.
Monday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
Tuesday. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers.
Wednesday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
Thursday. Windy with snow likely.
Have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve.

Pictured (top right): Mostly cloudy skies reflect from an ice-free creek in Northern Virginia yesterday. By Photographer Kevin Ambrose.

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