No Blocking Pattern Yet

We have had a good share of snow here in Central NY. But it has
not been too bad. We get some heavy snow, but a few days later
we are down to the grass as we have a nice thaw to melt most of
the snow that fell. This week will be no different as we see
our temperatures climb into the 40's especially on Tuesday
with some steady rain helping to melt a lot of the snow.
Another arctic airmass makes its way over us for the end of the
week and the weekend with next Sunday being the coldest day.
We should see some lake effect snow with this cold air, but
most of the lake effect may end up being further north toward
the Tug Hill region. Then again next week we follow up the
arctic air with another thaw.

So will we see any blocking pattern coming up. Many times in the
winter we see a large area of high pressure set up over
Greenland and near Alaska. This pattern sends cold and stormy
weather our way for a week or two. Some of the computer models
are trying to show this happening, but right now it looks
like we stay in an up and down pattern as the Jet Stream over
the northern Pacific ocean is quite strong and keeps airmasses
moving. So I don't think we see a locked in winter pattern
into the 3rd week of January. But I think we will continue
to see average temperatures and snowfall overall.

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