Christmas Road Trip 2018: Day 12

We had a great Christmas!

The NWS in Sterling, VA, forecasts (for Jersey, VA) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 46 F.  Winds will be light and variable.  This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 29 F.  The winds will be calm.

The visible satellite imagery shows clear skies over the state this morning.  This image has been excluded from today’s post.

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 calm.

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 be cool, only reaching into the mid-40s F, then cooling off into the upper-20s F this evening.

Today will be sunny and perhaps dry out a little.  We may go outside later today.

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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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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