About this time of year we always get quite a few hits on old posts like this one from people looking for long range weather forecasts, so here’s the run down from Accuweather with Brett’s predictions covering Christmas and New Years:
The mean pattern for the week of Dec. 21-27
–Stormy pattern southern Alaska.
–Above-normal precipitation over northern BC, but near normal over the south.
–Most of western Canada warmer than average.
–Pacific Northwest looks drier and milder.
–Fairly dry pattern from the Prairies to the northern Plains with temperatures slightly above normal.
—Temperatures close to normal over eastern Canada. Precipitation below normal over Ontario and western Quebec.
–Unseasonably cold over the Southeast U.S. with above-normal precipitation.
—Temperatures slightly below-normal over the Northeast U.S. and Maritimes, with precipitation close to normal.
–Temperatures and precipitation close to normal over Newfoundland.
–Chilly over the southern U.S. Plains.
—Most of Europe looks unseasonably cold.
The week of Dec. 28- Jan. 3
–Temperatures and precipitation close to average in BC
–Still wet over SW and southern Alaska.
–Unseasonably mild across most of northern Canada and Greenland, especially northeastern Canada.
–Temperatures and precipitation near normal over the U.S. West Coast.
–Above-normal precipitation and below-normal temperatures from the southern Rockies through the southern Plains and into the Southeast, including Florida. Looks like a very wet pattern over the Southeast U.S.
–Temperatures and precipitation close to average from the Midwest U.S. through the Northeast, including southwestern Ontario.
–Drier and milder than normal over the rest of Ontario, most of Quebec and up into Newfoundland.
—Deep freeze over northern Europe.
The week of Jan 4-10
–Stormy over southwestern Alaska.
–Dry pattern over most of western and northwestern Canada. Temperatures slightly above normal.
–Dry pattern over the Pacific Northwest.
–Near-normal rainfall and temperatures over California.
–Colder and stormier pattern from the southern Rockies through the southern Plains.
–Still unsettled over the Southeast U.S., but not as cold.
–Prairies look fairly dry, but there may be some clipper storms across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Temperatures close to normal.
–Temperatures look close to normal over the Midwest, most of Ontario and Quebec, including the Northeast U.S.
–Precipitation above-normal along the U.S. East Coast, near normal farther north and west.
—Drier, but colder pattern over most of Atlantic Canada.
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