The second system of Thanksgiving week has now moved off east, which means good news for us!
November ended on a wetter and cooler note. Because of that, we are long overdue for a pattern change. Ringing in December 2019 is going to do just that! Normal high and low temperatures for December 1 are 39° and 23° and by the end of the month, fall to 30° and 14°. December 1 also marks the beginning of Meteorological Winter. In terms of climate, this is also the coldest period too.
In addition, we'll lose 13 minutes of daylight until December 21. This day is not only the start to Astronomical Winter, but also marks the Winter Solstice which means we once again will begin to gain daylight after this date.
We will start December with seasonably cool temperatures in the middle 30's but with sunny skies! This is welcome news after a very active Thanksgiving week. For this week, the Stateline will be in-between two active storm tracks. This means we'll keep our pattern quiet and for the most part, sunny!
According to the newest 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, going through December 15 looks to give most of the country, including the Stateline, very high chances of at or slightly above normal temperatures! It also keeps our precipitation chances near normal, which is welcome news too.
Expect temperatures this week near or slightly above 40°, keeping us seasonably at or above average with mainly quiet conditions.