Weather by Tim Kelley
Monday December 15th, 2014 - 9:15 am
Who is Tim Kelley?
A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."
He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where is was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.
Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.
He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"
Will Santa be naughty or nice with our weather next week?
Yes he will, Santa will be naughty and nice. A naughty rainstorm comes in on Wednesday. But a nice few inches of snow may fall in front of, and on the backside, of a Christmas eve storm. Also, we here at Jay Peak Resort will be somewhat shadowed from the heaviest rain that should be absorbed by the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.
For now we are loving close to a foot of new snow on top of last week's three feet. Windy weather from Thursday is being replaced by more tranquil air as strong high pressure from Canada comes in for the weekend. Once again though we are dealing with an inversion, so we can not guarantee the sunniest weather, but the wind is lighter and temperatures are comfortable for the weekend.
Beginning on Monday we start to see one low pressure system after another trying to overtake the difficult-to-move high pressure over the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The battle is called overrunning and comes with batches of 'precipitation'. At first we should see some snow Monday, probably at at night, and into Tuesday, coud be a nice 4" for Tuesday, though a mix with sleet and drizzle is possible too. Then we get a little lull Tuesday night and the first part of Christmas Eve Wednesday. Late Wednesday we have a powerfull cyclone tracking into Ontario, this means heavy wind and rain for a few hours late Wednesday. Late at night, just as Santa pulls off your slush trodden roof, the wind will shift and new cold air will blow in from the west. There will be Great Lakes moisture in that wind, and our air will chill enough, that it should snow most of Christmas Day. It should blow too. Wind could be a factor late Wednesday and Thursday.
The pattern there after is loaded with energy. We will have a continuation of storms crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic, as new arctic air invades Canada and much of the lower 48. More 'weather' is likely into the New Year, but the storm track is crucial, and it's to early too pontificate that far out.
Enjoy a great weekend of soft deep snow; next update Sunday afternoon.