Keeping the Cold Air, Will We Warm Up Again?

November 1st, 2012 at 1:06 pm by under Weather

The pattern in the atmosphere has changed over the past few days thanks to Sandy, or the remnants of the storm just off to our North. So today, and in to the weekend it looks like we will see a continual north or northwest flow. The wind will not be all to strong but its going to be enough to keep our highs in the 50s as we go in to the weekend. The reason why we have this extra cloud cover is because of an upper-level low which is keeping some moisture around.

700 mb upper air chart.

The relative humidity in the upper levels around 700 millibars (Usually where our clouds develop) is still fairly high as we have the remnants of that storm system in our area. Look at something else.

Consistent NW Flow

If we keep this flow of cold air it will be difficult to see our highs to get anywhere past the 60 degree mark over the upcoming weekend. As of this afternoon temperatures in Ontario are in the low 30s. An area of high pressure is expected to move in on Saturday which should give us some sunshine.

Surf Alert:

Any surfers out there it looks like we could see a small ENE swell tomorrow.

Small Friday Swell Model Valid at 8pm

Its not going to be anything like the 15ft waves we had from Sandy. This looks like we will see waves up to 4ft filling in late tonight, but more than likely tomorrow. For Friday at Virginia Beach, High tide is roughly 10:30am so anyone going out for Dawn Patrol should have some decent surf. If we have a wind it will be offshore or westerly at 5-15mph to keep the surf clean. Remember, the water temperature is getting colder. Temps should be near 60 in the water.

Enjoy the fall air.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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