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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog! The last day of November 2010 will go down in the weather history of Milwaukee as having a high of 48 degrees, but that certainly will give a poor representation of the day! A strong cold front but the brakes on temperatures early, and by Tuesday afternoon readings were at or below freezing.
Below is a surface map from around 12:30pm. The colored in circles that are blue or red represent cloudy skies. While the ‘*’ symbol is light snow. Also, the red number is the air temperature, with the green number being the dew point.
On the map below it was 33 degrees in Milwaukee and breezy at this time. If you look back into Minnesota though, temperatures were only in the teens!
That cold air is pouring southeast and will not only give us a cold start on Tuesday around 20, but also a chilly afternoon with highs in the upper 20s, and wind chills all day in the teens to low 20s! So December will start off with some winter-like temps.
I know some may welcome at least a wintry feel, since November didn’t produce anything more than a trace of snow in Milwaukee. Typically we see the first 1 inch snow around November 30, and the first measurable snow a couple of weeks before that.
There is a chance of snow this weekend. At the moment it doesn’t look like a major storm, but it may be enough to bring a chance of something sticking. The models vary in how this little disturbance will play out, but below is the 12Z GFS forecast for Saturday at 6pm. If this was the case, light snow would be possible, and we can’t rule out the possibility of a mix too.
If you have travel plans on Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning make sure to watch our newscasts for the latest data as the weekend nears. And look for an update on the weather pattern that was discussed in the winter forecast later this week!
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