This weekend will be one of the coldest collective weekends we have had since early February this year. When I looked back at the data, I looked at not only the highs, but the lows too, and the average temperatures for each days.
For the record….
Saturday’s record low temperature is 19°, the record cold high temp is 27°
Sunday’s record low temperature is 20°, the record cold high temp is 33°
So all the records should be safe this weekend. The Sunday low will be easily within reach though.
The average temp on Saturday (high+low/2) is 31°, Sunday is 33°.
The last time we were this cold was the 1st weekend of February, (Sat 26°, Sun 31°).
Back on the 1st week of February we also had 4/5″ (0.8″) of snowfall. We will not have those kind of numbers, but wind chills will easily be in the teens this weekend, with cold winds all day Saturday.
If you can hang on, it will get better…
It appears that next week will have another reinforcing shot of cold air for the early-middle to middle of the week with another chance of snow showers. But by next weekend we should be moderating, and yes, it is possible we could be back to normal by Thanksgiving week, with possible above normal temps just in time for Turkey day!
In fact, below is the week 3-4 outlook from the Climate Prediction Center at NOAA.
This forecast shows above normal temps for most of the country as a ridge will replace our deep cold trough pattern we have now. This means the last week of November, and the 1st week of December has better chances of above normal temps as a whole.
Keep your fingers crossed!