DAVE MURRAY’S LATEST FORECAST AND DISCO…UPDATED–THURSDAY

Dave murray’s latest stl forecast and weather disco:

***the winter shock is in play for thursday…An amazing shift in the weather…The main features…High winds, dropping temperatures turning into tough cold and wind chills along with w………Wind driven snow and flurries.***

Thursday:

High winds with dropping temps all day with wind driven snow and flurries…1 inch or less
Winds: west 20 to 45 m.P.H. And gusty
High: dropping thru the 30’s and into the 20’s

Thursday night:

Clear skies…High wind and bitter cold to be out…Wind chills
Winds: west 20-45 m.P.H.
Low: 23 degrees

Friday:

Partly sunny and cold…Still a breezy day but not the high winds of thursday and thursday night
Winds: northwest 15-25 m.P.H.
High: 38 degrees

Quiet over the weekend…In the 40’s–another southwest storm in play for late christmas eve, christmas day and wednesday of next week…Plenty of time to watch this thing

The weather disco:

The southwest storm in play on thursday…Growing into a monster…Tracking to our north but as it rolls by in the morning…The flow on the backside will quickly take over…Opening the door to high winds and dropping temperatures and pockets of wind driven snow and flurries. Thinking 1 inch or less…Warmest part of the day…First thing in the morning…Then dropping thru the 40’s and 30’s…Winds will push 40 to 45 m.P.H….Maybe gusts to 50…Wind chills in the afternoon…Single numbers with the dropping temps. …The wind driven snow at times will be rather impressive. Still windy on thursday night and very cold…Quiet…Breezy and cold on friday. These winds will really create some problems…Could be some tree and powerline damage. The next system…With lots of questions…Southwest low…For late christmas eve night and christmas day…Maybe even into wednesday…Stay tune.

The power of 3…This was a sequence of weather events i learned about following nor’easter’s growing up and watching don kent, norm mcdonald and john ghiorse…Then fine turned the concept while on good morning america and wbz-tv…But its a concept that works well in the middle of the nation. The basic idea is that large storm system come in 3’s…There may be small impulse inbetween the three…But the focus is on the large storms..Typically in a 10 to 12 day time period. The tracks are key, as always, but each track should get further south as the snow field’s increase and pave the highway for colder air pushing deeper to the south…Thats the quick and dirty idea. Like everything in weather…It does not work all the time…But has a great track record. Just food for thought

Check out all the maps below: click on links…They will give you a great overview of the weather

Surface map:

Www.Nws.Noaa.Gov/outlook_tab.Php

National radar:

Www.Weather.Gov/radar

Severe weather:

Www.Spc.Noaa.Gov

Prog maps:

Www.Aviationweather.Gov/adds/progs

Snow maps:

Www.Nohrsc.Noaa.Gov/nsa