Thanksgiving This Year Could be Frigid for the East Coast


Following a freak snow event for the Northeast this past week, the winter pattern seems to want to hang on. As we head into the new week, there is the potential for an Alberta Clipper to move through the Northeast putting down light snow amounts. We will have to see if this develops into anything major but at the moment it does not look like it.

Typically behind Clippers much colder air moves in, and can have a bite. The entire East Coast looks to be below normal prior to and possibly including Thanksgiving. This could be the start of a very cold wintry pattern that could last into February.

All three major global forecast models agree that temperatures will be below normal for turkey day this year for much of the East Coast. (Click any image for larger).

Canadian ensembles for Thursday 8pm
Euro ensembles for 8pm Wednesday
GEFS ensembles valid 8 am Thursday

This COULD signify Thanksgiving travel troubles prior to the holiday, since cold air signals potential snow and ice ahead of it. Plan for a cold holiday and possible delays beforehand! Don’t be caught off guard!

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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!