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Nat'l Weather (6am) November 5 2004


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A very windy November day

6:00 A.M. ET 11/5/2004

 

Tim Ballisty, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

 

 

 

Northeast

A storm system is currently intensifying off the New England coast moving from coastal Massachusetts into the Canadian Maritimes during the day. As a result, northwest and west winds will become quite strong across the Northeast and could gust to between 40 and 50 mph from Upstate New York into New England. This will definitely be a "bad hair" day and fallen leaves will be flying about the air. Snow will fall across northern Maine (where a winter storm warning is in effect) and the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and northern New York. With the northwesterly winds in place, a few bouts of showers will pop up here and there downwind of both Lakes Erie and Ontario across western Pennsylvania and New York. Besides the rain and snow in northern New England, look for a mixture of clouds and sun along the 95 corridor from Boston to D.C. and south of NY/PA state border. Temperatures will range from the upper 30s and low 40s throughout northern New England to the low to mid 50s everywhere else south of the wintry mess.

 

South

After a very warm and humid past several weeks, the recent passage of a long-awaited cold front has brought in a cooler and noticeably drier air mass to the whole Southern region. Sunshine and blue skies will dominate the weather picture from Texas to North Carolina. Temperatures will be close the 70 degree mark across the south-central United States and closer to 60 degrees in the Southeast. These temperatures will actually be slightly below average but after the lengthy stretch of heat and high humidity, cooler temperatures surely will be welcomed. It looks like a superb weekend ahead for high school and college football. The only wrench in the forecast comes during the overnight and early morning hours. High pressure overhead will keep clouds away and allow radiational cooling to take place. As a result, Saturday morning's low temperatures may actually be the coldest of the season thus far for much of the Southern region. Lows close to 30 degrees may be experienced in the northeast Georgia and North Carolina mountains.

 

Midwest

Low pressure will move away from the Midwest but it will remain breezy over the eastern Ohio Valley. Temperatures will dramatically rebound today and tomorrow from the Plains to the western Great Lakes. Downsloping, warming westerly winds will boost daytime highs to values of 10 to 20 degrees above average which means plenty of 50s and 60s. In fact, after a high of 52 degrees on Thursday, Denver will close in on the 70 degree mark today. A cold front will swoop down from Canada Sunday and Monday bringing temperatures in the Plains back to average.

 

West

Low pressure aloft will slowly shift southward along the California coast. Scattered showers will increasingly shift from coastal central California today to coastal southern California Saturday before the system moves inland through the Southwest on Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile, areas from the eastern slopes of the northern and central Rockies out into the Plains will be quite mild into the weekend with temperatures 5 to 20 degrees above average which means 40s in the mountains and 50s and 60s in the high Plains. Rain and mountain snow will move into Washington, northern Idaho and northwest Montana on Saturday as an upper-level disturbance rides along the Canadian border.

 

Once again today there is no appreciable tropical development in any of the world's ocean basins, so I will not make any tropical posts.

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