Nov 11: Radar Update

Nov 11: Radar Update

Written on 11/12/2019
Jonathan Carr


Rain is changing over to snow from NW to SE as the Arctic cold (blue arrows) moves in. Precipitation is sliding from SW to NE (white arrow). It's a race between back-edge of precip and cold air. Whether or not you end as light snow, a mix or just rain is just conversational. The true weather safety issues are flash freezing (wet surfaces fail to evaporate before freezing) and the dangerous cold that will ensue behind this precipitation. It's simple. If you air temperatures are 32F or below and the surface (road, sidewalk, etc.) looks wet...treat it as frozen/slick. Take winterization-like precautions for the next few days. Disconnect your hoses, trickle your sinks if they normally freeze, etc. Check on your elders and disabled. Don't let your pets out for long. Stay warm and be safe! JC