quote:Er heerst een poolklimaat en de minimumtemperatuur is 324 dagen per jaar onder het vriespunt. Van 10 mei tot 2 augustus gaat de zon niet onder en tussen 18 november en 24 januari komt zij niet op. De Tsjoektsjenzee is ijsvrij tussen half juni en oktober.
quote:Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Intermountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
"A strong storm system barreled into the West this past week and brought a shot of cooler air from Canada which lead to some snow across the higher elevations of the Rockies," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root. "Snow reached to elevations as low as 7,000 feet, making it the first snow of the season for some. Laramie, Wyoming measured around 2 inches of snow."
Some locations in Utah reported anywhere from half a foot of snow to a foot of snow.
quote:Frequent storms to bring above-normal snowfall to northeastern US
Frequent storms across the northeastern U.S. this winter may lead to an above-normal season for snowfall.
"I think the Northeast is going to see more than just a few, maybe several, systems in the course of the season," AccuWeather Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.
Unlike last season, in which most of winter's snowfall came from a few heavy-hitting storms, this winter will last into the early or middle part of spring and will feature frequent snow events.
According to Pastelok, accumulation may be limited in areas south of New York City, such as Philadelphia, D.C. and Baltimore. These areas will see a handful of changeover systems, where falling snow transitions to rain and sleet.
"But still, Boston, Hartford, along the coastal areas up into Connecticut and southern New England, they can still have a fair amount of snow," he said.
Overall, it's predicted that the region will total a below-normal number of subzero days, though the temperature will average 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than last year.
Damaging freeze may threaten citrus crop in southeastern US
Winter will slowly creep into the Southeast this season, as very mild air hangs on throughout the month of December.
However, the new year will usher in a pattern change as a sudden burst of cold air penetrates the region.
"I am afraid that we have a shot at seeing a damaging freeze in central Florida in mid- to late January this year," Pastelok said.
The chill could spell disaster for the area's citrus farmers.
Cold air will once again retreat following January and the threat is predicted to shift to severe weather.
"Places like Atlanta, Chattanooga, even up into Roanoke, they could have some severe weather," Pastelok said. "But if the storm track is a little farther east, then you're looking more like Tallahassee to Savannah and, maybe, Charleston."
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Bitter cold to grip the northern Plains, Midwest
Old man winter won't hold back in the northern Plains this season with shots of brutally cold air predicted to slice through the region.
Developing snowpack in early December may contribute to even colder weather. Temperatures will plummet as the season goes on, averaging 6 to 9 degrees lower overall than last winter.
"...There are going to be some nights, especially if there's snowcover in the heart of winter, that could get down to 20 or 30 below, especially in parts of Minnesota like International Falls and Duluth and parts of the Dakotas," Pastelok said.
Cold air will also remain entrenched across the Midwest after arriving in late November. Coupled with warmer waters over the Great Lakes, an early start to lake-effect season is in store.
"I do feel we're going to kick this season off pretty quick, especially the western lakes. But I think even the eastern lakes will get involved and it will extend all the way out to January," he said.
Winter to get late start across southern Plains, Gulf Coast
Fall-like weather will linger into the winter season across the southern Plains and Gulf Coast, but a change will loom on the horizon.
"A turnaround could come into late December and January as chillier air masses work down from the north," Pastelok said.
Though the milder weather will retreat, dryness will stick around, becoming a major theme of the season.
"The area of the country that may miss out on big [snow] storms this year may be Dallas and Little Rock," he said. However, a few disruptive ice events are not out of the question.
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Early storms to blast Northwest, northern California
Winter will waste no time in the northwestern U.S. and northern California, as the season kicks off with rain and winter storms.
"They're going to start out pretty wet, especially from northern California into the Northwest coast," Pastelok said. "I think that, right off the bat in December, we start to see the snow piling up in the mountains."
November and December will see the most action, before high pressure builds in and stormy weather eases back in late January and February.
Dry, warm season in store for Southern California, Southwest
While moisture aims for the Northwest, warm and dry conditions will span much of the season for central and Southern California and the Southwest.
"December is [looking] very warm [in the Southwest] and I think we could break some record high temperatures," Pastelok said.
A few cold shots will hit areas like Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona, in January, but the warm weather will quickly rebound.
For Southern California, the pattern will exacerbate ongoing drought conditions.
"We're in a pattern that doesn't really show a lot of rain coming toward Southern California, so I don't expect too much relief," Pastelok said.
What precipitation does fall in California will aim primarily for the north, though it will fail to have the significance of last January when the region was hammered by heavy rain and snow.
"I do think in the early part of the season we're looking good anywhere from San Francisco, Sacramento and into the mountains," he said.
"...If we can get some snowpack built up in the north, we can fill up these reservoirs going into spring and summer."
quote:Following a damp weekend and early week in the northwestern U.S., the region will receive its first significant snowfall of the season beginning on Wednesday.
The precipitation will not fall as snow everywhere, however.
Rain can be expected throughout much of Washington, Oregon and California on Wednesday. Scattered showers may make an appearance as far south as Los Angeles.
What sets this storm apart from those earlier in the week will be the layer of chilly air that will accompany the precipitation farther inland.
"The push of much-colder air will change rain to snow across the Cascades and Sierra Nevada down to pass levels by Wednesday with accumulations likely," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.
Motorists should drive cautiously in snowy conditions, particularly in areas of heavy snow where visibility may be limited at pass levels.
On Wednesday, snow and sleet will fall along with the rain over Idaho, northern Nevada and western Montana. These areas will be cold enough to have a complete transition to snow for Thursday.
Komt eindelijk een beetje op gang daarquote:Op vrijdag 18 november 2016 22:13 schreef Snowsquall het volgende:
Bij mn zus in Sebringville, Ont, Canada is het milde weer ten einde. (over een goeie maand zit ik in het vliegtuig )
Warning for Perth-East county:
Special Weather Statement
Issued at 14:20 Friday 18 November 2016
Lake effect snow squalls likely starting Saturday night.
A significant change in the weather pattern is expected this weekend. The unseasonably mild temperatures are about to come to an end as a vigorous cold front sweeps through southern Ontario on saturday.
As strong northwesterly winds allow colder air to invade the area snowsqualls are expected to organize starting Saturday night and continue into Sunday. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible with local amounts near 15 cm by Sunday evening.
Environment Canada will monitor the situation closely as driving conditions are likely to be impacted due to poor visibilities in local snow and blowing snow.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.