Monday, December 17, 2007

December 18th, 2007 Forecast

As strong winds buffeted the Delaware Valley over the last 24 hours, the cold reality of December continued to slap us in the face. Wind chills dropping into the teens and 20's and lip busting dry dewpoints in the teens made today one of those days better suited for staying inside even though there is a good deal of sunshine outside.

Well, the winds will subside and the temperatures will moderate tomorrow as high pressure builds over our region. Thankfully we should see a better day in the region with temperatures jumping closer to normal for this time of year.

Tonight will be a chilly night as winds die down and skies completely clear off. Low temperatures in the teens are quite possible over the sleet-covered terrain in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos while 20's will be likely in the rest of the area.

Today should feature highs a couple of degrees on either side of 40 in Philadelphia, with less wind and plenty of sunshine.

A weak front will move east on Wednesday and bring with it increasing clouds and perhaps a sprinkle or flurry north of the city. There is little dynamic support with this trough, however, so I would expect much of Wednesday to remain dry.

Bolaris In Transition: John Bolaris is no longer doing the weather in New York and the promotions are hyping up his soon arrival at Fox 29 with a simple graphic stating "Bolaris Returns" in January. Rumor has it that January 8th is the first day back in Philadelphia for the much-discussed weatherman.

Tower Without Power: WNEP-TV in Scranton lost its transmitting tower (and its power) during the ice storm this past weekend that impacted much of Pennsylvania. Questions still left to be answered are if Dunder Mifflin got the day off today up there.

Tag-less in Philadelphia: For those of you who use the technorati tags on this site to check out archived posts, I apologize for the inconvenience of tagless posts this past weekend. Blame it on technical difficulties with the um, er, uh,, yeah that's it. I am not sure what happened but the tags are back which means that all of your talk is in one convenient place!

More: National Weather Service wind reports