Well, That was Interesting.

I’ve never seen a cold front with bow waves before. On the NWS radar, you could see five parallel lines of disturbance ahead of the cold front when it came through this morning. We’ve dropped from 72 at 0600 local time into the low 40s [1500 local time] with a wind chill of “Oh [your preferred invective here], that’s cold!” and sideways rain mixed with little white floaty things.

Yes, it is a classic blue norther.


12 thoughts on “Well, That was Interesting.

  1. Just heard the radio announce our daily high….was at midnight, last night. đŸ˜€

    For once I paid attention to the forecast and turned off the AC yesterday afternoon. Heat still hasn’t kicked in, and it’s 48* outside.

  2. At least it was little white floaty things instead of large round white masses.

    I’ve heard of weather systems that built multiple squall lines ahead of them. It was a plot point in a novel I read many years ago, and I’ve since seen it in real life too. It generally means severe weather – and I don’t mean little thundershowers, we’re talking major tornado outbreaks.

    • When $HOUSEMATE first moved here (“Up nort” from Houston, TX) there were a few.. experiences.

      “Ran out of washer fluid…” * cleans windshield with snow * “Oh, right, that’s water…”

      “Damnit, windshield’s frosted over just stopping for breakfast.”
      “January. Park in the sun, not the shade.”

      And a different fellow was vastly amused by the line in ‘Fargo’ when a character looks at a stark BLUE sky and proclaims, in a snow-covered landscape, “Looks like it’ll get cold.” Well, the Universe is quite an effective heatsink. A CLEAR night sky WILL get quite cold indeed. Yes, enough to make that daylight scene seem if not warm, at least not-so-cold.

  3. Bow waves were a god sign of a seriously organized and strong cold air mass, ready to kick down anything in its way except a mountain. Must have been amazing to see, but never fun to be out in.

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