Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jet Stream Bringing Active Weather To Nation

Good morning from snowy and chilly Denver, Colorado! It's hovering around 13 to 15 degrees with light snow. The commute has been aweful today.

So although the official start to winter is still a little under 3 weeks away, the climatological/meteorological winter began yesterday, Dec. 1.

And boy does it feel like winter in many locations. Temperatures are in the mid 30s to lower 40s as far south as northern Mississippi and southern Arkansas.

Ahead of the cold air, we have seen some strong to severe thunderstorms across the Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and southern Georgia today. There has been 1 tornado reported on Eglin Air Force Base.

Meanwhile, areas in and around the Great Lakes have seen snow over the past 36 hours, including around Buffalo, NY where 6 inches fell.

And some bitter cold can be found in the mountains of Montana today where readings are between 0 and 20 degrees below. Some of that cold air is sliding down the spine of the Rockies with near zero temperatures expected in Cheyenne, WY and Denver, CO tonight.

Dry and mild weather can be found across the deserts of the southwest.

And looking ahead, a few of the forecast models indicate a chance for some light snow as far south as central Texas by Friday night. We'll have to watch and see how this evolves.

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