As we move closer and closer to Monday the forecast is begriming to take shape. A Winter Storm Watch will go in effect Monday morning at 1am and is set to be in effect until 7pm Monday night.
There's certainly been a lot of talk about the weather forecast for Monday. The biggest reason the forecast is bouncing back and forth on the totals is honestly no legitimate Meteorologist or Forecaster has a good handle on the storm.
As I stated in my blog post last night concerning this setup "The timing of the arrival of the moisture. How far east the moisture gets without warm air aloft interfering" I knew that was going to play a part in how this forecast continues to adjust.
Weather models are indicating a possibility we get one more winter storm moving into the county on Presidents Day (Monday February 15th) As you can see from the cover photo of this blog the GFS model is certainly onboard with wintry precipitation over a large portion of the area.
I received several photos and questions about the eerie look to the clouds tonight. I thought I would take a moment to explain what caused this to occur. Basically, we had a warm front or warm air ahead of a strong advancing cold air mass that was moving into the county.
This Monday night has an interesting setup that really hasn't come together yet. This is one of the times the forecast is very difficult.
Just yesterday strong winds pushed through areas in southern Davidson County. These winds caused structural damage and knocked over trees. Now I realize this is Rowan County and you may wonder why I am talking about our neighbors to the north.
I am so honored to be able to write this first blog on the new and improved rowancountyweather.com website! This new and improved website will allow more options for those citizens who do not use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.