4:30 PM EST Thursday. It’s 38° in Anchorage with a wind chill of 29°. It’s 19° at Bradley International with a wind chill of 2°! Something is terribly wrong with this picture.
The jet stream is bringing frigid air from the Canadian Plains across the Great Lakes and spilling it into most of the East Coast. It’s in the 20s this afternoon in portions of North Carolina.
We’re staying bitterly cold through the weekend. Wind chill readings will hover around and often below 0°. Wind chill describes how rapidly your exposed flesh loses heat.
Here’s something 18 year old Geoff never thought he’d say: Try to expose as little of your flesh as possible!
As for Friday/Saturday’s snow, it looks like less of a deal today than yesterday. Maybe an inch or two of powdery snow starting Friday afternoon or evening and ending Saturday morning.
A week ago I was in SoCal where they were complaining about the ‘bitter cold.’ Where’s my violin?