Finally! A dry (but cold) weekend before next week’s warm-up
ROANOKE, Va. – Whew...several rounds of wintry weather have moved through in recent weeks. A few showers and freezing rain showers will linger throughout the morning in Southside. High pressure sets up camp, promoting sinking air and drier days. What we're tracking by Saturday, 2/21/2021Beyond Monday, a stronger area of high pressure sets up camp over the Southeast. 7-day high temperatures through 2/25/2021Wouldn’t that be nice after all the wintry weather we’ve been through in recent weeks?
It’s no longer freezing in Chicago: Here’s how our recent cold stretch compares with the city’s coldest deep freezes on record
The temperature at O’Hare International Airport, the city’s official recording site, was 33 degrees at 11:51 a.m., Sunday. It’s the first time the temperature reached above 32 degrees after 17 consecutive days of below freezing conditions.chicagotribune.com
NOAA releases 2020-2021 winter forecast, expecting warmer temperatures in the South
Your Local Weather Authority is in the process of making its forecast for the upcoming winter. Experts at NOAA are forecasting warmer than average temperatures across the southern half of the United States. What the La Niña typically meansThe main reason for a forecast like this has to do with the La Niña, which is described as cooler than average temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. What a La Niña meansWe reconstructed a map from the North Carolina Climate Office to show what a typical La Niña looks like across the U.S. during the winter months. In fact, one out of every four La Niña winters exceed expectations.
Pin your pics! Vibrant sunrises, sunsets possible through the weekend
ROANOKE, Va. – Be sure to send any pictures you get to Pin It or to our social media platforms. Outside of the possibility for slightly poorer air quality, this suppresses tropical development and can produce vibrant sunrises and sunsets. Tracking Sahara dust - Saturday morningThroughout the day Saturday, we’ll notice more haze high up in the sky thanks to an increased amount of dust thousands of feet above us. Tracking Sahara dust - Saturday eveningThe Saharan dust outlook for Sunday is entirely dependent on storms or cloud debris from storms to our north. What the "Omega block" means for our weatherThis kind of pattern may very well last into the 4th of July weekend.