Bitter Cold Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature bitter cold temperatures, and biting wind chills as Arctic air continues to pour south out of Canada. Today’s winds will add a northerly component that yesterday’s didn’t have. This means two things for our forecast. First, any snow showers or flurries will be limited to the higher terrain. The NW flow means we won’t be able to tap into the lake effect moisture that allows those snow showers to move off the mountains. Second, it means that our already chilly airmass yesterday is only getting colder as there won’t be any modification to the Arctic air from the Great Lakes. High temps today will range from 5 below in the north to 10 above along the coastal plain. Wind chills will drop below -20 for just about everyone this evening, turning the nuisance cold into something dangerous for those not prepared. Skies will be mainly sunny today as the very cold airmass is also a very dry one.

-Jack

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