ARCTIC AIR INVADES
Monday afternoon temperatures have turned frigid and that leading edge of the cold will pass the city around daybreak Tuesday. Northeast winds will keep the wind chill in the low 20s overnight but the winds are expected to shift around daybreak Tuesday when the winds shift the cold front has passed.
The coldest so far this season is 9° back on November 18. The push of cold coming could challenge that low by Wednesday morning.
Nearly two dozen states are under some for of winter advisory - the bulk are wind chill advisories from North Dakota south to New Mexico. A Winter storm watch is in effect as far south as Las Vegas where as much as 3" could fall on New Years Eve.
SNOW BUSINESS REMAINS SLOW
The lack of snow this month is impressive - only .1". This is the least amount of snow in a December since 1941 and ties for 14th least snowiest December's on record.
Seasonal snowfall of only 2.8" is now just over 6" less than the same time last year (8.9").
2014 ONE OF THE COLDEST
The average temperature for the year to date is 50.3° making this the coldest year since 1917 - that's 93 years and currently makes this the 3rd coldest year on record.