Daily Archives: February 15, 2013

Tracking An Arctic Front

Good Friday to one and all. We have an arctic cold front blowing into town today and this will set us up for a cold and windy weekend with rounds of snow showers and squalls. While your friendly weatherdude is full blown spring mode, mother nature doesn’t really care. She still has quite a bit of winter left in the tank.

The arctic front swings in here later today. Temps will spike into the 40s in front of the boundary as winds become very gusty. A period of light snow and light rain will develop along this front with a quick switch to snow showers and squalls behind it. It’s possible to get a quick covering today in the heavier snow showers, but a lot of melting will take place.

Track it all…

Current Temperatures

Snow showers will continue later tonight into Saturday. Colder air will be in place and some light accumulations will be a good bet for many. Highs in the mid and upper 20s will be common, with gusty winds making it feel much colder than that.

The snow showers and flakes will taper off into Sunday, but the cold and win will remain.

The pattern into next week looks very active as a couple of huge storms roll across the country. The first one impacts our weather with rain and snow Monday night into Tuesday and the next one moves in by Thursday.

If you’re like me and looking for spring to start early, this isn’t what you want to see…

GFS 2That’s the NAO forecast and it looks to stay negative into early March. That means blocking should be plentiful, giving us big dips in the jet stream that lead to more storms.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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