>MAJOR BLIZZARD WALLOPS SOUTHERN PLAINS, AUSTRALIA’S TROPICAL SEASON SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE, WARMTH BUILDS INTO UK-IRELAND

Written by on December 20, 2011 in Rest of Europe with 3 Comments

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European model continues to show Atlantic system and cold shot Christmas Eve over UK-Ireland!

Despite a very mild next couple of days with a high building up from the Azores. The european continues to bring a system into the UK and Ireland Christmas Eve and this will drag in cold air once again, like we’ve seen last weekend. The question is, does it have both enough cold and moisture to bring snowfall and if so, how much and how widespread?

I’m a great believer in watching how the patterns played out so far and therefore we can gage a degree of POTENTIAL. What’s interesting even though it has been an Atlantic driven pattern with a positive NAO/AO is that Scotland just last weekend was mostly snowcovered and cold and on two occations prior to last weekend,I’ve seen snow on the ground and remain unmelted for over a 24-hour period.

The fact the models keep showing this makes me have some hope that some areas may in fact enjoy a snowcovered Christmas but only time will tell. I shall post more on this tomorrow….

Thursday

Saturday (Christmas Eve)

US Latest

Major Blizzard Smacks Texas-Oklahoma Panhandles, Kansas shutting down major arteries

Scott City, Kansas
(Photo Courtesy of Lisa Powelson)

Notable Snow Totals as of Early Tuesday Morning:
Courtesy of AccuWeather

La Junta, Colo.: 15.0″
Springfield, Colo.: 15.0″
Grants, N.M.: 14.0″
Beulah, Colo.: 12.4″
Bluewater Lake, N.M.: 12.0″
Garden City, Kan.: 12.0″
Kenton, Okla.: 10.0″
Syracuse, Kan.: 10.0″
Guymon, Texas: 6.0″

Dalhart, Texas, shattered the daily snow record with 7.0 inches falling on Monday. The previous record was 0.1 inch back in 1983.

5 die in plane crash as storm slams five states
NBC NEWS

Blizzard makes travel ‘dangerous’ or ‘impossible’ in parts of West, Midwest
CNN

Rockies, Plains Digging Out from Deadly Blizzard
ACCUWEATHER.COM

Amarillo spared brunt of storm
AMARILLO GLOBE NEWS

White Christmas for East Coast?

Northeast Christmas Snowstorm Possible
ACCUWEATHER.COM

Christmas Weekend: Say it’s Snow?
THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Canada Latest

Will parts of Canada have a green Christmas?

Green grass showing in Saskatoon, SK on Dec 16 (Image from The Weather Network)

Where’s all the snow?
THE WEATHER NETWORK

Asia Latest

Death Toll from Philippines Tropical Storm continues to rise as more bodies are found

Philippine president declares national calamity after storm
CNN

Potential Eruption Off the Coast of Yemen
WIRED

Australia Latest

Tropics Heating up around Australia

Tropical Cyclone Possibility for Australia’s Top End
ACCUWEATHER.COM

THE EXTREMES OF THE DAY

TODAY’S US EXTREMES
COURTESY OF ACCUWEATHER

HIGH: 82° at Crystal River, FL
LOW: -6° at Big Piney, WY

TODAY’S UK EXTREMES
COURTESY OF THE MET OFFICE

HIGH: 51° (10.3°C) at Milford Haven
LOW: 30° (-0.9°C) at Kinbrace

TODAY’S EXTREMES HERE AT MY HOUSE

HIGH: 41°
LOW: 30°

Thanks for reading.
-Mark

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  1. James Winfield says:

    >I definitely agree that January will see the worst of winter – easy to say now but I have it in writing on my weather blog from quite a while ago…honest 😉

    Anyway, keep up the good work.

  2. Mark'sWxWorld says:

    >Hi James, thanks for the comments.

    Firstly, I didnt say it would be as bad as Dec 2010 but more similar to 2010. Remember, it was only from the 17-18th onwards that winter began. Worst of winter this year was clearly stated that it would occur AFTER Christmas.

    As for the snow aspect as Christmas. I encourage you to look at the pattern, the cold arriving Fri-Sat and yes I believe there is snow potential even if others don't. I may be wrong but I see the potential within the setup over the next few days…

    Cheers.

  3. James Winfield says:

    >The phrase clutching at straws really comes to mind with regards to your Christmas forecast and the daily posts trying to find something vaguely wintry! Give up whilst you can!

    And I am sure I read a forecast some time ago from yourself saying December would be as bad as 2010. I could be wrong there though.

    However, I did more want to compliment you for your passion and effort into your blogs.

    Merry Christmas.

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