Weather Blog: A Wet Year, Mostly Dry Week

Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 19:10:39-05

Good Monday bloggers,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We were tracking three storm systems at this time last week. This week will be quite different as we are tracking one weak system timed for Thursday. It may bring us a few rain showers. Other than that it is looking dry the next 5-7 days.

The weather pattern was quite wet through through the first few days of October. Then, a new pattern set up and it is an active one, but we have been missed or seen the least amount of precipitation from most of the storm systems. So, with 29 days to go in 2019 we stand at the 6th wettest year of all time. It would take nearly 9" of precipitation to become #1. If that happens, we are going to have issues. It is not going to happen. But, it only takes 0.87" of rain/melted snow to make it to the top five and that is doable.

The next 7 days look mostly dry around here with just 0.02" forecast by this model. The storm on Thursday could produce up to .25" if it tracks a bit farther north.

Where do we stand on snow? We have seen 1.9" officially, which is 0.5" above average so far. There is not much snow in the forecast the next 5-7 days. Our winter special, "Science of the Season" airs Tuesday night at 630 PM on 41 Action News. We use the LRC to forecast how much more snow will occur this season.

Have a great rest of your week.