Charlie's Forecasts for Laurel Ridge

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PACCSA member Charlie Becker does weather forecasting as a hobby and will share some of his predictions with us throughout the winter season. If severe weather is anticipated, please refer to your local weather and/or the National Weather Service for any advisories that may have been issued.

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Sat 1 Feb 2014

The long range forecast promises a parade of storms for the coming week but with The Ridge setting on the freeze line precip type remains in question.  With a strongly positive NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation), the typical teleconnections which produce the bigger coastal type storms are not present.  Such conditions, however, will most likely produce storms that cut a path somewhere between the Great Lakes and The Appalachians on their way from Gulf/SW.  There are at least three notable storms on the horizon, Monday, Wednesday (a larger storm with potential), and then late week.  Warm air from the south plunging into the colder air in north appears to be the predominant pattern for foreseeable future so the question of rain vs. snow will also dominate the forecast this week.
See you on The Ridge,