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    Elliot Abrams

    Dry and Chilly Through Veterans Day

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    11/08/2013, 5:08:19 AM

    Friday 8 a.m.

    Chilly, dry weather will be the rule in the Middle and North Atlantic states through early next week. In yesterday's report, I showed two maps representing computer model takes on a a possible storm later next week. The same differences between the European model and the US GFS model exist today, with one showing a major storm and the other showing no storm nearby.

    Aid and Abet Punsters Day Today is aid and abet punsters dmodelmy tempers. Some like to give things away while others are cumulists. One person will give you a cold shoulder while others put up a warm front. I just try to be enlightening.

    My basic aim is to rein in the weather factors to help precipitate appropriate decisions. If the forecast is flaky or I try to snow everybody, it's hard for people to crystallize their ideas about what to expect. If I cannot condense the details, people's interest evaporates. Then troubles really accumulate. Or, if I give a boring weather report, you can see people's ice glaze over and they're ready to fall back to sleet. As for this morning, stratus status over the Great Lakes, but it'll windy, chilly and dry in the Northeast. Overall, nothing too cirrus in the East. (However, there are snow showers downwind from Lake Ontario, and roads became slippery around Syracuse.) Today and tomorrow the Northeast should be in a gusty wind-wind situation. There is a chance for a major northeaster in the middle of next week. Computer models are punishing us because they have solution ranging from sunny to stormy! I guess now it's time for me to clear out. It's a good thing this isn't a football game. I would get 15 yards for unnecessary punning or maybe I would be de-squallified.

    Oh, what do they call an eye doctor in southwest Alaska?

    An optical Aleutian!

    This morning, lake effect covered lawns and caused slippery driving and walking conditions around Syracuse, N.Y. Here is what it looked like on the New York thruway before 8 a.m.:

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    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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