January 14, 2013

Gulf Air Stalls Cold Front

The mild to warm temperatures across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast will be erased Monday as a cold front races east. Temperatures remained well above normal across much of the East from Rochester and Bradford through Pittsburgh and Charleston Saturday night. The mild weather extended up into New England as well.
Very nice conditions were found in the Southeast with widespread 80s in Florida and 70s in the remainder of the Gulf states. This warm weather was caused by a surge of gulf air, thanks to southerly winds around high pressure centered off the East Coast. The southerly winds have brought abundant moisture, which led to the formation of dense fog over areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England with snow cover on the ground.
NOAA: 48 Hour Forecast of Fronts
Issued Jan. 14, 2013
The aforementioned frontal boundary will stall across the southern mid-Atlantic Monday into Tuesday bringing a good deal of rain to southern Virginia and parts of the Carolinas. This will slow the progress of the colder air into the Southeast, but by Tuesday, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s as far south as Raleigh, Charlotte, and Norfolk.
By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist - AccuWeather.com

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