WARM STRETCH UNDERWAY
Getting warmer for the weekend. High temperatures Wednesday reached 56° – warmest for the date since 1999 and 15° above normal.
The mild spell will hold throughout the weekend and even turn warmer with long standing temperature records to fall Saturday and Sunday. Current forecast of 66° Saturday and Sunday are 30° above normal. The current RPM forecast’s record breaking warmth by 10 AM Saturday. The record is 63° set 88 years ago!
70° IN DECEMBER IS VERY RARE
Could we reach 70°? It is possible but timing the rainfall is still to be resolved. Only 4 December’s have ever produced a 70° day. most recent 2001. Stay tuned!
WHEN WINTER WILL APPEAR?
Winter enthusiasts: LARGE pattern change still in the works by Christmas. Current pattern will be breaking as a series of potent storms sweep the nation. A surge of warmth into Alaska forecast in the days leading up to Christmas will dislodge cold air. The long advertised pattern change beyond the middle of the month is still a go.