A Rather Quiet Couple Of Days; Quick Shot Of Cold Thursday

JAMESTOWN – A High pressure ridge has moved on in across the Northeast leading to some calmer weather over the next couple of days. However, a little taste of winter will reappear for the end of the workweek.

Both today and Wednesday will be dry. It will be warmer tomorrow however, thanks to an approaching cold front. Remember, temperatures are always warmer out ahead of a Cold front. Some spots may hit or exceed 50 throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.

As the front moves though, it will not only bring in colder air but trigger off the chance for widespread rain showers Wednesday night. As the colder air filters in, there is the possibility for some mixed precipitation on Thursday as temps will struggle to hit 40.

A few snow showers are likely on Friday as temps hang out in the mid to upper 30s.

However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Temps will rebound back into the 50s for Sunday and Monday with the chance for a couple scattered showers on Monday.

Storm Spotter Training: It’s that time of the year; the National Weather Service in Buffalo is conducting their annual training classes for storm spotters. Once again, they will be making a stop in Jamestown coming up on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 PM at UPMC Chautauqua Hospital.

The Jamestown training is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Amateur FM Radio Club.

There is no charge to attend and no registration is necessary; just show on up!

If you can’t make the Jamestown training, never fear. NWS Buffalo will also be conducting their first ever online training class on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. For the online training, you do need to preregister as spots for the online are limited. You can register your spot a www.weather.gov/buf/skywarn

Attendees to either the in-person or online training will learn many topics to becoming a trained storm spotter, such as identifying storm structure, basic meteorology relating to severe convection (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc),  severe weather safety, and proper reporting techniques.

I encourage everyone to attend a training session; we are in desperate need of more trained spotters. What many people may not know is that spotters actually contribute to the warning process. Remember, Doppler radar looks above the ground; it’s only spotters who see what is happening down at the ground.

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