Christmas Road Trip 2018: Day 11

Merry Christmas!

The NWS in Sterling, VA, forecasts (for Jersey, VA) a mostly cloudy day, with a high temperature of 42 F.  Winds will be from the west at 3-5 mph.  This evening will be mostly cloudy, becoming clear in the late evening, with a low temperature of 26 F.  The winds will be calm.

The visible satellite imagery shows cloudy skies over most of the state so far today.

The surface observations (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) show mild temperatures and moderate humidity (based on the surface dewpoint depressions). The skies are clear and the winds are from the south.

The pressure chart (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) shows that we are under high pressure with no strong pressure gradients.  The RAP shows that this trend will continue for at least the six hours.

The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows little chance of precipitation today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The day will remain cool, and then will cool off in the evening with the decreasing clouds.

Today is a nice day for staying indoors and watching Christmas movies, or binge watching Firefly.  Don’t judge me.

Thank you for reading my post.

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

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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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