Monday, March 5, 2007

Winds March In

*Wind Advisory in Effect until 11pm today*


Windy, cool. It's meteorological spring, but a cold pool of air moving southeastward over the Northeast and Mid Atlantic area will give another taste of winter for the next couple of days. Winds ahead of the approaching strong cold front gusted as high as 40 mph at times in the region today, while temperatures reached generally into the low 50s. A wind advisory remains in effect, so be careful with high profile vehicles, lawn furniture, trash cans, pets, and small children.

A "clipper" system moving in from the northwest offers at least the possibility of some light snow on Wednesday. The latest models this afternoon indicate that temperatures will be sufficiently cold for snow, but the most significant precipitation is still likely to be north and west of the metro area.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Mostly clear, windy, cold. Tonight will be mostly clear and windy with lows in the low 20s in town and down to the mid teens in the cooler 'burblands. Tomorrow will be sunny and breezy with highs only in the mid 30s.

For the outlook through the rest of the week and the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball, scroll down to Jason's post below.

Temperature chart at 3pm today from Unisys

Mediarology: Sweeps Update

Friday's WaPo had more data on the local TV news ratings during February "sweeps" and their relationship to weather coverage. Viewership was up for all stations, but Channel 4, WRC, won the ratings race in head-to-head competition. WTTG-5 was aided in the 10:00 time slot by "American Idol".

Weather was apparently also a major factor in Pittsburgh ratings, and the Borowitz Report had a comment on the subject as well.

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