Arctic Invasion Begins Today

Hello everyone!

Yesterday’s storm system, like any, was the result of a battle between warm and cold airmasses. Today, the Arctic air has emerged victorious and it’s all quiet on the northern front as the lines have shifted south. For us, that means the start of a long stretch with very cold temperatures. Today, temps will begin steady in the 10’s as daytime heating and cold air advection cancel each other out. As the sun begins to set this afternoon though, the cold air will begin to make its presence known as temps drop into and through the single digits. A gusty NW wind will make these cold temps feel even more bitter than they actually are, and wind chills by this evening will be below zero for the entire area, including the coast, while values head for the -20’s in the mountains.