Winter officially starts on December 21 at 10:11 a.m. but we might as well say it unofficially starts today. Here is what we expect for high temperatures across the viewing area.
Unfortunately today will seem like a heat wave compared to tomorrow and Thursday. An arctic surface high in western Canada will move into our area and bring a surge of even colder air in.
As a result high temperatures will be WAY below average for most of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains.
For Wednesday and Thursday highs will look like lows and lows will just look brutal.
This looks more like a mid January forecast rather than a early December forecast! Bundle and stay warm!
Meteorologist Nick Kosir