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Friday, November 11

A Blustery Veteran's Day (11/11/11)

Written by John DiPasquale:

First, & foremost, I want to thank all the veterans who have served this country & allowed/allow us to live our daily lives with the freedom & peace we enjoy today. Thank you so much for all you do! You men & women are the best!!

A cold & blustery Veteran's Day with scattered lake effect snow & rain showers will be around, especially East & Southwest of the Rochester area this morning into the early afternoon, but there should be a limited amount of activity later this afternoon & early tonight. Little, if any, accumulation is expected, but there may be a slushy coating on grassy surfaces in the hills South of Rochester especially so. Highs today will range from 40 to 45, but it will feel more like the 20s & 30s due to a gusty west-northwest wind accentuating the chill. Bundle up if you are headed out today!

After a couple of early snow showers mixed with a bit of rain, tonight will be quiet, brisk & chilly as lows will drop into the mid 30s before rising a bit late.

The Veteran's Day weekend will be nicer with mainly gray start to Saturday, but some sun should develop tomorrow afternoon and gusty southwesterly winds should warm us into the low to mid 50s. On Sunday, temperatures will warm into the upper 50s to around 60 with a very gusty south-southwest wind, which will make it feel cooler than it's going to be throughout the weekend. Winds could gusts over 40 mph on Sunday! Clouds will increase Sunday with a shower or two possible late, but most of the weekend looks dry. Good news if you have any outdoor plans.

After a few showers with a cold front Sunday night, Monday should feature some sun, a brisk breeze & cooler, but still above average temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Colder air will continue to slowly ooze in Tuesday, but it should be quite sunny with highs around 50.

By next Wednesday and Thursday it will probably be quite a bit colder with a few snow showers possible Wednesday. We will see. Snow lovers...I know you are looking for the first accumulating widespread snowfall, but unfortunately at this point I don't see anything at least for the next 7 to 10 days out. Of course, this could change so be sure to stay tuned to News 8 for the latest over the coming days.

Have a great day & weekend everyone!


  1. It looks like November will be snowless. This pattern is favorable for the West to be in the trough and the east to be in the ridge. I hope the pattern turns around in Decemeber for Christmas.

  2. This is going to be another boring winter with big storms missing us again.

  3. Last November was pretty much the same way, if I recall correctly. A variable pattern with above average temps, a strong cold front with wind and some precip., then a slow climb back up above normal, then the whole process repeats again.

    However, things changed in December, and in a more permanent manner, in January. The unpredictable factor - the Arctic Oscillation - which overpowered the La Nina jet stream last winter.

  4. Hi everyone, You are right Chris! Last November was like this & things did change in a big way. Did we get a lot of big storms last year here in the roc? No, but many clippers, a lot of cold & lake snow for sure due to the extreme -NAO. We'll see what this year has in store. Could be tough to have such a persistent -NAO again like last year, but we'll see. Always fun to see how things unfold. It's still very early in the game. Hang in there snow lovers.


  5. John - Which is more favorable for cold & snow - the Arctic or North Atlantic Oscillation?


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