Cold This Weekend; and a General Look at Winter 2021-2022

As our seasonal average temperatures get colder and colder as we approach mid and late November, it won’t take much blue on a temperature anomaly map to start getting us some freezing temperatures.

Are we still on for cold this weekend? You be the judge.

Below it looks like cold air gets hung up west of the mountains, however this will likely change on Friday and will be a decent cold shot for us inland on Saturday. Monday looks like another reinforcing cold shot.

We’re not sure if the CPC updated their temperature outlook in the 8-14 day range, but Thanksgiving does look like it could be a cold one this year. Below is for the 23rd, just before.

And now for something that Storm Tracker Sacher posted on his page for Northeast Tennessee. This can also be used as a general winter outlook for our coverage area, if you add a bit of overall warmth to the forecast.

I see this as an exceptional forecast, and I don’t think it should go unnoticed across our area, including Jesse’s location, however he helps a lot in general for the Carolinas.

Him and I discussed what we can expect as a preliminary outlook for the Carolinas, and we agreed on:

  1. Above normal snowfall for the mountains.
  2. Slightly above normal snowfall from I-85 to the mountains.
  3. Anywhere south and east of I-85 can expect average snowfall

What about temperatures? What it comes down to is wild swings. There are times when the temps will be below normal, but overall we are expecting average winter temperatures here. Perhaps it will be normal to slightly below normal north and west of I-85.

The fly in the ointment could be snowier than normal and colder than normal at times.

We will still come up with an outlook for the Carolinas. Stay tuned.



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!