Bitter cold and possibly another snow storm for Christmas holidays period

Be prepared for a cold, and possibly very snowy, Merry Christmas this year.

The National Weather Service NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting “bitterly cold temperatures for much of the lower 48 (states) heading into the holidays, with the potential for a winter storm in the east.”

Its latest projections, shown on the accompanying maps for next Wednesday through Christmas and, then, Friday through the following Thursday before New Year’s Day, forecasts the high probability for the cold weather.

Forecasters relate that “very cold Arctic air masses will envelop much of the nation during the busy holiday travel season,” with the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast being “favored” to have temperatures reach the single digits and teens.

A potentially impactful winter storm is possible for parts of the eastern Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, near the edge of the Arctic air mass, leading up to and including Christmas Eve, they say.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM by planning now for potential for both occurrences.
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