Looking Long: Arctic cold may invade late next week

I have a special post tonight about some very cold air that may be working into the region by next week. This article was originally done for Syracuse.com, where I am a contributing weather writer. Due to my contract with Syracuse.com, I cannot post the full article here for 48 hours, but my editor has given me the OK to post a summary and a link to the rest of the article.

A pattern similar to last winter may bring a blast of early winter to our region late next week. Click image to enlarge.
A pattern similar to last winter may bring a blast of early winter to our region late next week. Click image to enlarge.

There is a growing consensus- and concern- that a blast of arctic air will move south into the Midwest and Northeast next week in a pattern very similar to last winter. The jet stream pattern will become blocked over the northern Pacific, opening the flood gates for a period of possibly prolonged wintery weather.

This does not mean we will suddenly see highs in the 20, lows near 0ยบ and enough snow to ski on- it is still November, after all, so even an arctic blast like this won’t be nearly as intense as it would be in February.

Please see the remainder of my article on Syracuse.com!


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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.).

When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.