Captain's Log 16 Dec '19 Update and "launching rockets" :)
Written by Bill Kirk
December 16, 2019
Happy Monday! :)
You have 5 days until Winter officially arrives, 8 days until Christmas and if you want to bypass this whole Winter thing you have 94 days to Spring and a whopping 187 until Summer. I'm sure that just made a lot of folks depressed. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Snow Cover across the U.S. this morning is the most in 6 years with 47% blanketed in snow. This will likely peak at over 50% tomorrow but then gradually diminish through Christmas.
Snowfall this season now has every state except South Carolina and Florida reporting some snow. The national snowfall index is waning a bit now trending most in 6 years, 25% above average and 10th snowiest of the past 30+ years.
A snowy system tracking into the Northeast today and tomorrow will be the closest we'll get to a White Christmas in the Coastal Northeast with snow north and west of the I-95 corridor.
This week (16-22 December) trends 6.7F colder than last year which is very favorable for stronger seasonal sales gains. Nationally it's the 12th coldest in 30 years with below average national temperatures.
Next week (23-29 December) warms up in the Southeast while the West cools down. Still 1.4F cooler than last year despite the big warm up in the Southeast with the West the cool spot and seasonably cool temps in New England.
Christmas Day looks to be cool Northeast and Rocky Mountains while it's frigid in Siberia at -58F below zero while it's Summer like in Australia's Great Sandy Desert at 115F. That's a whopping 173F temperature difference across the World.
We had some FUN with the little Captain Kirk (Angelina) enjoying "Daddy's rocket ship" as we worked on a TOP SECRET project. ;) See the video as she sings some Christmas songs for you while launching rockets.