Well, as you all are well aware, bitter cold air has arrived a month earlier than is typical across our area. Temperatures are over 20-degrees below average. These below average temperatures will last through the beginning of the weekend. But a strange thing happens Saturday and into Sunday. A weather system from the Pacific moves in. It has warm air associated with it, but more importantly, the winds related to this system will scour out the cold air. Basically, the winds from the weather system will ‘mix out’ the colder air, modifying the atmosphere from arctic temperatures to more Pacific like air.
I will always be fascinated by how fast our weather can change and It happens with things that you can’t really see. The science of meteorology has progressed very quickly with faster computing power and will continue to increase in accuracy over the next several years.