Travel & RV Weather Extended Outlook updated p.m. Sunday 28 November 2021

Tuesday 30 November – Sunday 5 December

Extended outlooks are more general in nature than the daily short term forecasts. Beyond a week, there is often significant uncertainty in the location and intensity of specific weather events. I will note where there is less, or greater, confidence than normal in these extended outlooks.

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Here is the latest short term weather forecast.

  • Little change in the weather pattern over the next seven days (still).
    • Warmth in the West slowly displaces cooler temperatures in the East
    • Drier than average except for Washington State
  • Periodic high winds over the Northern Rockies.
  • No really cold air for the Lower 48 through at least mid-December.

Outlook for Tuesday 30 November – Thursday 2 December:

— Rains return to coastal and northern Washington State Tuesday and Tuesday night.

— Another clipper storm Wednesday and Thursday, but this storm will have more rain and less snow than the clipper from this past weekend.

— High winds over the Northern Rockies and western High Plains Tuesday through Thursday.

Outlook for Friday – Sunday 3-5 December:

— A more significant storm develops Saturday over the northern Rockies and moves eastward to Lake Superior by Sunday.

— Snow along the Canadian border

— If there is enough moisture available (uncertain right now), there will be rainshowers and thunderstorms across the mid-Mississippi River Valley on Sunday.

— High winds Saturday over the western High Plains.

— High winds Saturday over the PA and WV Appalachians.

— Strong winds spread into the Midwest on Tuesday.

— California and the Southwest remain very dry throughout the forecast period..

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