A cold start to 2013

January 1st, 2013 at 5:47 pm by under Weather

We’ve made it through another year and it looks like we’re going to start 2013 on a chilly note.   My main concern the next couple of nights will be temperatures falling into the teens.  If kids are heading back to school and standing at the bus stop they’ll need to be bundled up in full winter weather gear.  With temperatures in the lower teens wind chill factors will be in the single digits.

The clouds that have been with us all day will soon break up later tonight.  The cold air mass and the clear skies will be perfect for temperatures to drop fast.

High pressure is going to take over our weather pattern for the next 24 hours.  This means clear skies but also chilly temperatures.

Even with a lot of sunshine on Wednesday highs will stay in the middle 20′s which is about ten degrees below normal.  We’re in store for another clear and cold night on Wednesday with lows once again in the teens.

A weak cold front will move through the area on Thursday.  This will increase our clouds and bring us a very slight chance for a few flurries.

It doesn’t look like we’ll see a lot of snow but this year compared to last year not only do we see more snow on the ground so does much of the country.

Dayton has already picked up a foot of snow this winter which is about six inches above normal.  Last year we only had nine inches of snow for the season so we’re already well above last years marks.

As for the country many people are seeing white this January compared with last year.  Take a look at the snow depth around the country this year.  You can see it stretches farther south than it did in 2012.

January 2013                                                                                        January 2012

 

Looks like many people are enjoying skiing and winter activities!  Have a wonderful 2013!!

Tara
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One Response to “A cold start to 2013”

  1. Anonymouse says:

    Despite this December being the 7th warmest on record, we were so close to being also one of the top 10 snowiest Decembers ever with just over half of an inch away from even reaching the #10 mark.

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