Weather Eye Temperatures above average more rain through week
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Looking at weather models, I was trying to find a dry day in the next week or so but alas, only Friday may forego the drips and dribbles from the skies. The rain Monday was slow to end, but finally by late afternoon skies cleared.On the day before Thanksgiving, more rain will move in by early afternoon. More rain and showers are on tap Thanksgiving through the holiday weekend. However, Friday may be mostly dry for your Black Friday errands.At least no major travel worries going and coming for the Thanksgiving travels.Mountain passes will be bare and wet. Much of the snow will melt off and compact at higher elevations.Temperatures will be way above seasonal averages. We had a balmy 55 degrees Sunday, and 60 or better high temperatures are possible through Thanksgiving! Temperatures drop off into the lower 50s Friday through the weekend.Six years ago, I was writing about record cold in Alaska where even the North Pole had a record for the date of 42 degrees below zero. Some of that cold made it down to Clark County with snowflakes mixing in with the rain on November 19, 2011. The mountains had few feet of snow and planned to open up before Thanksgiving.I also mentioned about this time back in 2011 that we were expecting warm, heavy rains moving in and melting some of that mountain snow. Sound familiar? What goes around comes around it seems in the weather business.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.