Very warm weather and brilliant sunshine is in store for the 2012 Rose Parade.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the Rose Parade route each year to celebrate the new year, while many people across the U.S. watch the event on TV.
The parade will take place on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif., due to the Tournament of Roses' tradition of never having the event on a Sunday.
"It is a warm pattern setting up in the Southwest," according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. High pressure building into the central Rockies will promote a dry, warm flow into Pasadena.
The warmth will be a treat for residents of Southern California attending the parade compared to the cool weather and especially chilly nights that have gripped the area for much of December.
The temperature should start out in the upper 60s at 8 a.m. PST, or 11 a.m. EST, and climb well into the 70s with the bright sunshine overhead.
The high on Monday is forecast to reach 81 degrees during the afternoon, nearly 15 degrees above normal for the date.
Light winds of 3-6 mph should not cause trouble for handling the elaborate flower-covered floats.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
A slow-moving low pressure system will make residents of the Northwest reach for their raincoats and umbrellas each day through the remainder of the week.
Surviving a flight in the wheel well of a commercial aircraft is possible, but highly unlikely due to subzero temperatures and thinner air than what is found at the peak of Mount Everest.
A seemingly never-ending debt cycle has many Americans searching to take matters into their own hands and an innovative Oregon couple may have found a solution that also benefits the environment.
Laramie, WY (1983)
16" of snow (12" in 8 hours).
Eastern States (1986)
Heavy, wet snow on I-84 and other parts of the Poconos and Catskills. Snowfall totals included: Tobyhana, PA 24" Hawley, PA 18" Eldred, NY 24" Slide Mountain, NY 19" Lake Wallenpaupack, PA 16" East Stroudsburg, PA 14" East Jewitt, NY 16"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1994)
4" of rain.