Cold SNOW-vember

 

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The last ten days has done quite the job of pulling down the November temperature departure, now at almost 9° below normal.

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With skies clearing out in most areas today, you could see the extent of the snowpack on the visible satellite today. Over two-thirds of Ohio has snow on the ground.

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Across the lower 48 states, the November 21 coverage at 31.4% is the greatest snowfall extent ever seen since satellite images have been keeping track of this parameter. This sure looks like a trend int he upward direction.

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Crazy Lake Effect

 

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Anyone younger than 45 years of age and who lives in western New York (south of Buffalo) can honestly say that they have never seen anything quite like this. However, those who are old enough to remember the winter of 1976-1977 and 1977-1978 will tell you that they’ve been through this before. The conditions don’t combine perfectly like this very often, but they will every few decades.

Take a look at the timelapse taken by Alfonzo Cutaia’s iPhone6 on the top of one of Buffalo’s high-rise office buildings. You can see the auto-convective nature of the air rising off the lake to form the narrow band of very heavy lake-effect snow:

Here are a few amazing photos snapped in the last 24 hours:

The lake effect band as seen at night from an aircraft on approach to Buffalo Airport.

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The view after opening a garage door.

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Cheektowaga, NY

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Lackawana, NY

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Another round of lake effect on Thursday and Friday is likely to add 12-24″ on top of the 60″+ already received.

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Record-Setting COLD

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

The coldest mid-November air in decades is in the process of invading the Ohio Valley. How cold is it? We will be close to the records established for November 18th in 1959 (10°F in Cleveland; 9° in Akron-Canton). Computer models show record or near-record cold on Tuesday morning at 8 AM:

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Despite inland sunshine Tuesday, temperatures will have a difficult time getting out of the teens:

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Then there is the band of heavy lake-effect snow that will likely bury the extreme lakeshore (along I-90, north) from Painesville to Dunkirk, NY. Some computer models are grinding out 2 feet of snow between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

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This is the simulated radar for noon Tuesday. Note how close to the lakeshore the heavy band stays. That means that Chardon, Jefferson and other inland snowbelt locations will not see much snow compared to the lakeshore.

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Cleveland is now running almost 6°F colder than normal for the month so far. Those averages will plummet this week.

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Christmas Stamps!

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

I remember seeing the famous claymation television Christmas animation, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, they year it debuted in 1964. I was five years old. It very quickly became a Christmas tradition at our house along with many others. Now I’m very excited to see this year’s Christmas stamp series taken from stills of the claymation film! If you stand in line for these stamps, you’ll probably run into me there as well!

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A Typhoon To Thank

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

You can thank next week’s cold air invasion on a typhoon thousands of miles away. The NWS in Wilmington released this very easy-to-understand explainer about the phenomenon:

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Here’s a great video explanation of next week’s arctic drool from WeatherBell Analytics’ meteorologist Joe Bastardi:

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