Right now I think most of us could pick up around an inch when everything is over, however some areas could pick up closer to two inches in spots. I'm not ruling that out! But most should stay around an inch. We could have been talking about 1" to 3" inches had we seen all this moist air move in earlier yesterday morning when the bigger bands were trying to set up to our west. Yesterday morning we seen temperatures around 32 degrees with Dew points around 23 degrees. That was way to dry for snow to hit the ground. however once I checked my data again last night, We had temperatures around 33 degrees with dew points around 30 degrees. This is much better for snow lovers! If only we seen dew points around this mark yesterday morning! :)
Now lets take a look at tonight's Ball Drop Forecast below.....That's right HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!! Well, as you can see I'm currently looking for mostly cloudy skies however I cannot rule out a few light scattered left over snow flurries around the WLFI viewing area. I don't see it accumulating to much at all however snow flurries will be possible. We sure will be cold enough as I look for temperatures to be around 21 degrees around the time the ball drops. Also we can look for winds to be rather light between 3 and 5 mph with a few gusts to 10 mph possible. Over all it's not looking like anything bad! I think we bring in the new year on a good note. And I say this for more this one reason! Yes, we will have another treat here on New Year's Eve. That's right we will have our first Blue Moon on New Year's Eve in almost 20 years! This is pretty amazing.
Don't expect the Moon to actually turn blue, though. "The 'Blue Moon' is a creature of folklore," It's the second full Moon in a calendar month."Above: The full moon of Dec. 2, 2009, over Turan, Italy. Photographer Stefano De Rosa notes that the blue colors are cast by Christmas lights surrounding the pictured church.
"I remember the last time this happened," says professor Philip Hiscock of the Dept. of Folklore at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. "December 1990 ended with a Blue Moon, and many New Year's Eve parties were themed by the event. It was a lot of fun."
Most months have only one full Moon. The 29.5-day cadence of the lunar cycle matches up almost perfectly with the 28- to 31-day length of calendar months. Indeed, the word "month" comes from "Moon." Occasionally, however, the one-to-one correspondence breaks down when two full Moons squeeze into a single month. Dec. 2009 is such a month. The first full Moon appeared on Dec. 2nd; the second, a "Blue Moon," will come on Dec. 31st.
The modern astronomical Blue Moon occurs in some month every 2.5 years, on average. A Blue Moon falling precisely on Dec. 31st, however, is much more unusual. The last time it happened was in 1990, and the next time won't be until 2028.
So cue up that old Elvis record and "enjoy the extra moonlight on New Year's Eve," says Hiscock. "It only happens once in a Blue Moon."
Now the question is "Will we be able to see the Blue Moon tonight?" Well, we do have some cloudy weather in the forecast as you seen in the top map above. However I won't totally rule out the possibility for a few quick sneak peak breaks in the clouds. So maybe wwe will get lucky and see the moon even if it's only for a few seconds lol :) So what I'm saying is just go out and try to see if you can see anything. You could get lucky and see a quick break in the clouds! If so then ENJOY! Because like it says above "It won't happen again until 2028" ;)
Happy New Year Bloggers. I'm going to enjoy the day with my family. I'll check back soon..........
I wish you all another wonderful year and all the years to come! GOD BLESS!