KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The western half of the United States is seeing their first major snow storm of the season.
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff, Arizona, reports over eight inches of snow.
It’s unbelievable how quickly the seasons are changing. The reason why is a big dip in the jet stream where there is a massive cold pool that’s associated with a front headed in our direction.
On the other side of the storm system is about record heat. However, as we progress later into the weekend, all of the cold air is really going to filter into the eastern half of the United States and cool us down dramatically.
That means by Friday afternoon, it will be very cold out west again where they are probably going to see more snow flurries especially in the Rockies.
However, in the Deep South, there record heat with temperatures near 90 degrees in the Tampa Bay area, 85 degrees in Tallahassee, 79 degrees in Dothan, Alabama, and 83 degrees in Jacksonville. That is extremely warm for the first week of November. Up in the Northeast, there will be temperatures in the upper 60s and even mid 70s in Boston. So, we are probably going to see a handful of records in New England as well.
Here in Knoxville, the record for Friday is 79 degrees from 2005 and we are forecasting 79 degrees. What’s even more impressive is that some models are indicating we could set a new record of 80 degrees for November 6.