Monday December 21st

Dec 21, 2009

Greetings and welcome!

Thank you guys for all of the compliments on the new site look. This is probably the one, though it needs some fine tuning. I also like that we are seeing some comments.

We did have a dusting of snow overnight, but the sun is out now knocking it down.

Does everyone know what day it is? It is the first day of winter. The solstice was at 11:47am CST, a scant hour ago. We are now officially in winter. It is also the shortest day of the year. From the NWS..

SUNRISE AND SUNSET
DECEMBER 21 2009......SUNRISE   735 AM CST   SUNSET   417 PM CST
DECEMBER 22 2009......SUNRISE   736 AM CST   SUNSET   417 PM CST

It’s all downhill from here..

There is another scenario emerging for the Christmas storm..rain. The latest GFS has the low tracking farther west as it passes over our area. The new path is about from SW WI diagonally across the state to Iron Mountain. The HPC agrees, and the NAM is heading that way.

The GFS is showing the rain snow line still from about Green Bay to Madison, even with the low so far west, but I seriously doubt that. More likely it would be about Eau Claire to Hurley, with us well into the bad side.

Before I get too excited about that I need to be convinced that the Columbus scenario is out of play. To me it looks like the north is pretty well blocked by high pressure and the easy route (path of least resistance) is to the east and south. I was wrong about the last one (snomageddon) and may be here too. For now all that I can do is watch and wait.

That is about it for today. Have a good Monday and thank you for visiting!

RJB