A Look Back At November With An Eye On December

Good Wednesday everyone. It’s hard to believe that November is drawing to a close today. December is ready to get the winter months rolling and I wanted to take a look back before looking ahead.

November has been about as wet as it can get around here. This will go down as the 2nd wettest November on record for the city of Lexington with more than 7.67″ of rain in the gauge. It doesn’t stop there as this Fall (Sep-Nov) also checks in at the number 2 spot with just over 18″ of rain.

2011 has a real shot at becoming the wettest year ever for Lexington. We are currently in 3rd place with 61.91″ of rain on the year. 1935 recorded 65.57″ of rain and remains the wettest year on record… for now. We still have a month of rain and snow to go and it’s certainly possible for 2011 to capture the top spot.

The month is ending on a mainly dry and chilly note today. Highs will top out in the lower 40s with gusty winds adding to the chill.

December comes in very calm and quiet with seasonal temps in the 40s for the first few days with partly sunny skies. Saturday should be the warmest day of the next week or two as highs head toward 50. This is ahead of our next storm system that works in for Sunday and Monday.

Rain should increase on Sunday ahead of a strong cold front slowly working in from the west. This has a big time blast of cold air coming in behind it for later Monday into Tuesday when the potential for some snow will pop back into the forecast.

The European Model really shows this cold blast well…

Cold blast #2 I have on the map across northern Canada is also forecast to dive southward into the country toward the end of next week.

Moral of the story is… it’s gonna get cold!

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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