Christmas Road Trip 2018: Day 10

We arrived at my parents’ house last night and will hang around the Northern Neck of Virginia today.

I stayed up until 3 or so chatting with my mother, so I have no idea what this morning’s weather looked like.  It is cool, still, and sunny at this time.

The NWS in Sterling, VA, (for Jersey, VA) forecasts a sunny day, with a high temperature of 46 F.  Winds will be from the west at 9-11 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

The NWS in Sterling, VA, (for Jersey, VA), forecasts increasing clouds for this evening, with a low temperature of 28 F.  Winds will be from northwest at 5-7 mph.

The visible satellite imagery shows very few clouds over our route this morning.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The surface observations (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) show cool temperatures and low humidity (based on the surface dewpoint depressions). The skies are currently sunny (according to the sensors) over our route.  Winds are moderate and from the west.

The surface pressure chart shows high pressure and no strong pressure gradients over the state today.  The RAP shows that this trend will continue for at least the next six hours.

The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is unlikely today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

We will see temperatures reach their high in the mid 40s F this afternoon.

The HRRR cloud cover map shows that the skies will remain clear until the morning hours tomorrow.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

Today will be a sunny, cool day, perhaps a little breezy, should we venture out of the woods.

Sources:
The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD

About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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