Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

The Active Pattern Rolls On

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Our weather pattern has been a little bumpy of late and it looks like that may ramp up a notch or two over the next few weeks. This is a pattern loaded with big time storm systems working across the country as cold shots continue to show up. This may take us well into March and all of this increases the chances of something major forming.

Let’s start with where we are today and that’s cold. High temps will run in the low and mid 30s for many as sunny skies rule the roost.

Our attention then turns to a developing winter storm across the plains states. This bad boy will throw some moisture our way late Thursday into Thursday evening. That means a wintry mix of precipitation will overspread the state from west to east. That looks to be on the light side and will make the transition to rain as milder air moves in by Friday morning…

GFS

Temps Friday will surge into the upper 40s and may hit the low 50s for a few areas as winds gust up.

A secondary low pressure will develop just to our east by Saturday. That storm will deepen as it heads up the east coast and that should tug down some colder air for the weekend. It may also throw enough moisture our way for a chilly shower or two.

The next storm rolls into the plains states by Monday. This looks to be a potent storm and will cause our winds and temps to increase as it works our way. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible ahead of this system. It will then wrap up across the Ohio Valley and pull much colder air in here by Monday night and Tuesday. This could be a setup that takes us from thunder to snowflakes in a matter of hours…

GFS

GFS

 European

Euro

Winds are going to be a big time player with that storm.

The European Model has been going wild with my major storm idea. It seems to be targeting the middle and end of next week…

Euro 2The pattern is ripe for some wild weather around here into the middle of March.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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