Posted by Meteorologist Angelica Campos
An approaching warm front will drag a Gulf of Mexico gush of moisture into the Ohio Valley later today and Monday with warm highs approaching 60 degrees.
The warm front comes through and temps soar. Besides the warmth the winds will be strong with gusts between 30-40 mph starting tonight. High wind watch in effect for Monday.
The chill returns late Monday and cold air reestablishes itself through the holiday weekend.
Notice the chill down Tuesday night onward. The winds aloft show a cold air pattern reestablishing itself.
Cold air and a return to lake effect snow greet us on Tuesday behind the system. Thanksgiving Day will see some snow and chilly temperatures, in the 30s.
Current November total snow of 12.4″. It won’t take much more to propel November 2014 into the top 10 snowiest Novembers on record. That may easily happen over Thanksgiving with a clipper expected to swing by the state.
Meteorologist Andre Bernier says that over 31% of the lower 48 states is seeing snow on the ground. Since the satellites have been measuring this parameter, there appears to be a trend.
This is not surprising given the fact that we have flipped back to the cold cycle of the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation). Expect winters to return to feature cold and snow similar to what we experienced in the 1960s and 1970s from now and extending to the next 20 or so years. The does NOT mean that we will NOT see a mild winter in the next 20 years, just that there will be fewer of them.