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Cooler temperatures finally taking hold

Jason Samenow @ 9:58 AM

The record breaking warmth is history as seasonably cool air establishes itself over the region. The more winter like regime will tighten its grip in the coming days...


Forecast Confidence: HighBreezy, cooler. Canadian high pressure will build southward and eastward, allowing for plenty of sunshine but noticeably cooler air and a bit of northwest breeze. Highs today will be near normal -- in the low 50s. Tonight, winds should diminish a bit, and it will be cold with lows near freezing downtown, and 25-30 in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: HighCool, increasing clouds late. As high pressure over the center part of nation continues to drive southward and eastward, low pressure will develop off the Carolinas at the boundary between the contrasting airmasses to the west and to the east. Expect mostly sunny skies early, followed by increasing high clouds late in the afternoon. High temperatures should range from 45-50. See the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball for our current thoughts on the evolution of the coastal storm.

Poll Results

I've finally closed the last poll which asked how much snow will fall at Reagan National Airport this winter. After nearly 500 votes, here are the results: The most popular snowfall forecast was 18-30" receiving 34% of the votes. This is also approximately the amount is calling for in its winter outlook. The next most popular pick was 9-18", receiving 32% of the votes. 15% predicted 3-9", with 12% calling for a blockbuster winter of 30" or more. Just 7% of visitors think less than 3" of snow will fall this winter. The latest poll is related, asking how much snow will fall in our biggest snow event. Vote now!

Snow Lover's Crystal Ball

Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Monday, December 4th
Probability: 10%
Potential Impact:

Commentary: The coastal storm forecast to develop tomorrow still looks like it will stay far enough out to sea to spare our area of significant effects. While the models are flip flopping a bit as to how far west the precipitation will get, the greatest impact has always been forecast well north and east of our area. Even if the storm throws back a bit of precip, it may initially fall in the form of rain. My hunch remains we will see no precipitation from this storm. It looks like the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball could go into hibernation after today, as any threat later in the week has diminished.

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