At the same time, temperatures at 850mb overhead reach around +10 or so, that will be quite an inversion! As of now the NWS does not have a flood watch OR any wind advisories/watches/warnings. All models at least show cooler systems coming in from the northwest at that time, and a few ensembles bring arctic air down from the north. Two weeks of snowy mayhem followed... 2007- Boring/dry/mild November, huge coastal storm and widespread flooding just north/west of metro early December. Visit PayScale to research meteorologist salaries by city, experience, skill, employer and more. Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV weather for three decades, left 9News Friday, a day after he compared federal troops in U.S. cities with Nazism on social media. Check out the thin layer of easterlies in the WRF sounding from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday. Guest Post by Mike Nelson Chief Meteorologist KMGH TV Denver: Mike Nelson My thoughts on Climate Change!Extreme drought, destructive wildfires, tornado warnings at night in Denver, the warmest June and July on record, a new record for the number of days over 90 and 100 degrees – are these random events or are they related to Global Warming? Right now the ECMWF seems reasonable showing the stronger 2nd "event" late Tuesday night. You see that trend continuing this first week of January. That's basically a low level flow of very moist air that hits the Coast and Cascade ranges, squeezing out a lot of precipitation. You can see some more examples of the images I helped create for the KPTV team over at kptv.com. We still have a little cool air stuck in the Gorge. That's because it's holding in a cold pool at 925mb tomorrow afternoon and evening. For the region as a whole it's been a very wet start this month. I assume that will change in the next 12-24 hours. That should happen tomorrow night and again late Tuesday night. Portland is running near to a little below normal for rain this month. As mentioned in the previous post this first half of December was looking drier than average. Chief Meteorologist in Lansing, Michigan. KGAN chief meteorologist Terry Swails looks at computer monitors showing a rainstorm moving into eastern Iowa at KGAN studio on Oct. 4. It’s the big FOX 12 Weather 2020 year in review! Precipitation the past month looks like a classic La Nina winter setup; a wetter than average northwestern USA, but very dry Southwest. ... Mark Searles Chief Meteorologist at WJAR-TV ... Jeremy Nelson. That bumps us up right against Christmas of course. Channel 8 did not renew Swails' contract. Maybe similar to the last one 2017-2018? Mark has 1 job listed on their profile. 2016- Crazy and wild ride. It's also unlikely we'll see an "arctic blast" in the first 15 days of January. You can find it here: https://www.kptv.com/podcasts/weather/. FOX 12 Weather Podcast - Episode 13 - Year in Review! Pressure gradient through the Gorge is up to 8 millibars = cold & windy there. Mark Nelson. A couple of notes...nowadays I spend time putting out shorter thoughts/maps etc... on Facebook, Twitter. Snowpack is running a bit below average over and west of the Cascades. Mark Nelson’s mastery of the Appalachian dulcimer, `ukulele and guitar wows audiences from coast to coast. Based on the quality and frequency of confirmatory data points, this metric represents the likelihood that a contact is employed where we say they are and that it is possible to reach them via email, Own your online presence by claiming your ZoomInfo profile, Mark Nelsen Mark Nelsen Mark Nelsen , FOX 12 's Chief Meteorologist, has lived most of his life within a two-hour drive of Portland. People celebrating Christmas in the South Island may need an indoor backup plan, with the weather forecast to be cool and wet. Just this past week the four of us (Brian MacMillan, Jeff Forgeron, Anne Campolongo, & I) discussed La Niña so far, Vista House wind, Solar Eclipses, & holiday plans for the weather center. You should never take any one image and say "that's going to happen". Not good. As mentioned in a previous post, and in our podcast, Cascade snowpack is running below average for early-mid January. https://www.youloveben.com/kptv-fox-news-12-with-mark-nelson A low pressure area and dynamic cold front brought heavy post-frontal precipitation overhead for a few hours, dropping sticking snow all the way to sea level. 1.50-2.50" in valleys and 3-6" in mountains. View Mark Nelsen’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. This feature is not available right now. That's not to say we couldn't have something happen like what Puget Sound saw last week. The 2017-18 winter, the second consecutive La Niña winter, brought warmer and drier than normal weather to Western Oregon, according to Mark Nelson, meteorologist at … 26K likes. With cold air stuck in the Gorge, that means some of you will have a White Christmas! What has changed over the past week? A series of colder storms began in mid December bringing feet of snow to the foothills and many feet the rest of winter to the Cascades, 2000- Nothing all that interesting, cold/dry November, in fact entire winter was dry-ish. Not enough for flooding, but the ground is saturated. Please try again later. December has been very mild and a bit drier than average. Nothing interesting happens through tomorrow morning, except lingering areas of dense fog south of Portland metro and easterly wind gusts 50-70 mph at the west end of the Gorge. Background details that you might want to know about Mark include: ethnicity is Caucasian, whose political affiliation is none; and religious views are listed as Christian. Join Facebook to connect with Mark Jeffrey Baden and others you may know. In general we seem to be headed toward slightly colder systems after Sunday as upper-level heights lower next week. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Didn't fit La Nina pattern at all, 1998- Very wet November and December, arctic blast around December 17th, 1995- Warm and wet November, stormy December included the last major regional windstorm (12-12-95). It's been a disappointment so far if you're looking for lots of active weather from this "La Niña" winter. You see quite a few more gaps in 24 hour precipitation totals during the 2nd week. It's been mostly absent so far! I had a wonderful day of light rain showers with the temperature between 33-36 degrees all day long (at home). It could be 1) A more typical La Niña pattern with cooler systems but still no valley snow, or 2) Colder arctic air slides south and really cools us off, with the chance of lowland snow. There are hints that Christmas Week might be a bit drier than this week and coming weekend. Mark Nelson, FOX 12’s Chief Meteorologist, has lived most of his life within a two-hour drive of Portland. Slightly warmer air overhead = sleet. Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Cheryl Nelson on WTKR-TV Norfolk, VA. Jeremy Nelson Chief Meteorologist at WJCL Savannah, GA. Robert Shiels. Sea level pressure forecast for 10am Christmas day shows a developing low offshore... Then at 4pm the low has strengthened a bit. For the first time this season a cold surface high develops late Tuesday and into Wednesday over the Columbia Basin of Eastern WA/OR. Maclovio Perez Maggie Rodriguez KABC7 Marc Brown - KABC 7 / Anchor Marc Cota-Robles - KABC Maria Sansone Maria Quiban - KTTV / Weather Mario Machado – KCBS / RIP Mario Solis - Sports Anchor / Sports Reporter / KNBC Mark Coogan - 7 / 2 Mark Kono - KTLA Mark Kriski - KTLA Morning…. It's somewhat startling to see not one ensemble member giving Portland significant (or any) snow in the middle of a La Nina winter. Yet the coldest of winter is more like February 1st once you get into the upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Since we've been relatively dry with no recent flooding, my gut feeling is we won't see anything widespread in the western valleys. Courtesy of the weather station at Corbett Schools. Look at the 850mb ensemble chart from the ECMWF model. It's quite the message here...no significant gaps in the 24 hour precipitation from any of the ECMWF ensembles. Each model is slightly different of course, but you get the idea...somewhere between 2-4" in the western valleys and 5-8" in the mountains! Some fog and freezing fog in spots too. It's far too early to know what we're going to get out of this. When the east wind layer is "squished" relatively low to the ground by the strong inversion, two things happen: 1) We don't get a widespread wind event like Labor Day, but most wind remains confined to central/east metro and the West Hills. Wow, just no sign of snow/cold on any of the 51 members. In the meantime, the strong ridging means a classic "gap wind" event is on the way for the Columbia River Gorge. 1- We are turning wetter now and should see more regular rainfall over the next 10-14 days. It's important to note that this model is strong than others. A bit of a schedule change which means I'm working a Friday night (rare). 8 days from now the ridge is still there, although weakening quite a bit. That 15 day ECMWF ensemble snow forecast now takes us to New Year's Eve. Growing up in Madison, WI – Mike has been interested in weather since the age of 7. He joined Whitney Martin, Mike Curkov and Jessica Tighe on the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast. I'm amazed that through the entire 2nd half of December there are almost no members (each line is one of 51 ensemble members) that drop below -7. You can see 4-5 of them moving quickly west to east in this loop of sea level pressure and precipitation type. For fun I looked back through the last 8 La Nina winters to see what happened. Far smarter to stick with ensembles, not just of one model but combine several of them together to get a general picture. In this case I'll define that as seeing at least a dusting on the ground. That's about what we need for lowland snow in onshore flow. I'll post again later this week or for sure next Sunday with an update. Much weaker low would mean just light southerly breezes. And here's an example of one week later, quite a change with heights much lower over us = cooler. Yes, this setup should produce 100 mph gusts on the steps of Vista House. An example would be this past weekend. United States. Email This BlogThis! Mark Nelsen’s colleagues are Kandra Kent, Shane Potter, Molly Prescott, Tony Martinez. Keep a close eye on the forecast during this time; a wind storm or river flooding could show up in the forecast maps just 3-4 days ahead of time. I don't see a significant dry spell (2+ days) between now and at least the middle of next week. (Photo: Michelle Byamugisha) As an individual with autism, Mark Byamugisha thrives on routine. It appears weather action will be picking up again over the next week; these 12 Days of Christmas will be turning quite wet! This is more of a typical wintertime El Nino setup...plenty of precipitation but mild storms. View the profiles of people named Mark Nelson. 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