Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weather Rewind, November 4-11, 2012

Temperatures last week were significantly cooler than average -- averaging 7.7 degrees below average as the region extended its cool snap to a dozen days.  Adding insult to the cool snap for the region was the area's first snowfall of the cold season -- anywhere from a trace (Philly) to a foot (parts of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) of snow fell on Wednesday and Wednesday night from a coastal storm that impacted those in storm-ravaged New Jersey.

Once Wednesday's coastal departed, temperatures started a slow, steady climb back towards respectability last week but the region still ended up below average on Saturday for high temperatures.   Only Thursday afternoon and Friday featured a respectable amount of sunshine -- much of the week was dominated by cloud cover throughout the region.

Nationally, the theme this month has been cold East, warm west.  This will change over the next week or so as a storm system tracked through the Midwest over the past couple of days, reversing the cold/warm setup and replacing it with a more zonal pattern that will last for about a week.  While we cool down in the wake of the next front, temperatures will not be as cold as they were last week at this time.