Cold Days in Longbranch, Pining for Summer Heat

The goofy golden doodle strikes a downward dog yoga pose as a bright sun crawls out behind morning clouds.
The goofy golden doodle strikes a downward dog yoga pose as a bright sun crawls out behind morning clouds.

As I’m picking up the windstorm’s detritus from our yard this morning, a crisp chill is in the air in Longbranch.

The slight breeze is making the current temperature of 37 degrees feel like winter. The sun is crawling out behind the clouds, a tease of warmer days. But at least it is dry.

Our brethren in the Midwest and Northeast are bracing for the arctic blast that is sure to come their way, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service reports that a storm moving across eastern Canada will bring up to a foot of snow to the Great Lakes area.

“Behind the cold front, an arctic air mass will bring much lower temperatures — in some cases 25 to 40 degrees below normal — across much of the northern and central U.S.,” the weather service reports in its website.

What does this mean for us?

According to the weather service a weakening front will wash over the Pacific Northwest bringing moisture to the region’s mountains.

“The system will produce snow over parts of the interior Northwest/Great Basin that will expand into the Northern/Central Rockies Thursday evening into Friday evening,” the web site says. “Pockets of rain/freezing rain will also develop over parts of the Washington/Oregon Cascades through Friday morning.”

Get those furnaces and wood stoves going, cold days are ahead. Our low temperatures will be below freezing at least through Sunday.

Good morning Longbranch.

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