Tuesday, November 18, 2008

From Frosty Florida To Cookin' Colorado

The lake effect snow machine has been cranking the past few days and a strong northwest flow of cold air pours out of Canada.

Some places have picked up 1 to 2 feet in the favored area between Cleveland and Buffalo, as well as in portions of Michigan.

Some flakes have been seen as far south as the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.

So while Denver is expected to set a new record high today, and possibly for the entire month, southern Georgia and much of northern Florida is bracing for overnight lows in the mid to upper 20s tonight.

Over the past few days we've been discussing fronts. It's time to talk about the cold front.

I found a great picture snapped as a cold front moved through the Memphis, Tennessee area.

Click here to check it out.

The cold front is the dividing line between a cold, dry and stable air mass versus one that is warmer, more moist and less stable.

It is drawn as a solid blue line with the triangles pointing in the direction the front is traveling.

Tomorrow we'll chat more about cold fronts.

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