While we won’t be getting any snow out of this storm, I thought it worthwhile to pass along some other tidbits regarding the storm and its associated cold front, which are slated to blast (and I do mean blast (like BLAST (maybe BLAST!!!))) through the area between ~ 7-10 pm.
First, temperatures… prior to the front coming through, we’ll be in the lower to middle 60s even as late as 7-8 pm (see image below).
Next, the wind. Our south wind during the day today will be no slouch… increasing to 15 to 25 mph… but these will pale in comparison to what’s behind the cold front. Behind the front, winds will literally howl, with model estimates sustained of 25-35 mph with higher gusts, starting shortly after 8 pm and lasting well into the night.
Yup… a fun-filled night. I’m gonna pass on putting out a trash can… I’ll just put everything in a big heavy-duty bag, cos I know for sure our can would be a goner if I put it out. Maybe this will blow all the stink bugs that have started crawling out of our attic into the Atlantic. one can only hope.
Next week, still monitoring the chance for a late winter storm Monday, but there is next to no consensus in the models yet. I’ll just leave it at that for now.