These blog posts are for the weather deniers who never check the weather before walking outside. Luckily, meteorology is one of my muses and my co-workers supported my condensed weather updates for NYC so much, I decided to share them. You're welcome.
I hope everybody stayed warm on Monday because...
that was a mess...
But you knew it was coming so I'm sure you were in better shape than most!
I know some of y'all are asking...
What happened to the snow?
What happened to the "storm"?
WHAT HAPPENED WAS... temperature won this fight. Because of the high temperatures from the south, we received rain, no snow. The winds were still furious and in some parts snow did make an appearance... But all in all, the temperature saved us... until Monday of course. I was so tempted to email you all when the Winter Storm Watch turned into a Winter Storm Advisory. That is when I knew the storm was not going to pack the same punch. For the record, there are 3 levels for winter storms notices issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Here are my translations:
Winter Storm Advisory: I ADVISE that you look at the weather when you're free, just in case
Winter Storm Watch: Please check the weather because it might affect you in the next 48 hours
Winter Storm Warning: The storm is coming!! Get your sh*t together and buckle up kids!!
The NWS has very specific criteria for when these are issued, which can be problematic when conditions don't exactly add up. But if you saw a Winter Storm Watch be demoted to a Winter Storm Advisory this past weekend, you could guess that Winter Storm Harper wasn't coming for NYC with her A game.
Moral of the Story:
Weather will continue to be a mysterious process
to those who continue to not pay attention.
But What About This Week?
The good news: It will heat up this week! the forecast calls for a high of mid-50's on Thursday! Although, we will get some rain from Winter Storm Indra.
The bad news: The arctic air will be back and with that comes chances of snow or a disgusting mix of snow and rain, so don't get too comfortable with the higher temperatures because come this weekend...
More good news: The winds are not going to be nearly as brutal as they were Monday... for now....
That's all I got! Will update you when I know more! Have a great day!
This condensed weather report is informed by my constant research of weather updates, trends, and news on the Weather Channel. I am only a meteorologist in spirit. Check with the Weather Channel or your local weatherperson (my favorite is Pix11's Byron Miranda) if you want to double check my work.
Tayllor Johnson currently resides in New York City where she has begun her journey into Poet. Passion. Period. In between those learning moments, she sometimes has just enough time to jot a few lines...