Daily Archives: February 25, 2013

Monday Evening Update

Good Monday evening. Our plains blizzard is cranking up this evening and it will begin to impact our weather later tonight with heavy rain. That will continue into Tuesday as winter gets set to blast back in here for an extended stay.

Heavy rain and thunder will be with us for much of the day Tuesday. Winds will gust to 40mph at times as cold air sweeps in from the southwest. That’s right… the southwest as the low moves by to our west and north. That will switch things over to a rain and snow mix by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Colder air will continue to funnel in on Wednesday as snow showers and squalls take over the deeper we get into the day.

That will set the stage for some light accumulating snow into Thursday. The NAM is impressed…

NAM

Here’s the GFS snowfall forecast into Saturday…

GFS

This won’t all fall at once and you will get a little here or there through the extended period. Winds will continue to gust up as temps run well below normal into early March.

The pattern doesn’t look like it wants to break anytime soon. Here are the latest runs of the GFS into the middle of the month…

GFS 2

Yes… It’s depressing.

Have a great rest of your evening and take care.

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Old Man Winter Ready To Return

Good Monday to one and all. Our new week is off and running on a pleasant note with some sun and mild temps out there today. This is not a harbinger of things to come as things turn very busy around here. Old Man Winter is plotting a big comeback with a prolonged period of cold and snow.

Temps today will head toward the low 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will pick up during the day as a massive storm develops to our southwest. This will bring a shutdown blizzard to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri over the next 24 hours. Some of these same areas were in the 60s over the weekend.

That storm will roll our way on Tuesday and bring widespread rain, thunderstorms and high wind. Gusts late tonight and Tuesday will exceed 40mph at times. Temps will be in the 50s early Tuesday, before the cold air crashes in from southwest to northeast…

NAM 1The cold air will continue to filter in here Tuesday night and Wednesday as a northwesterly flow becomes established. Snow showers and snow squalls will be very common from that point into the coming weekend. These will get periodic boosts from energy dropping in here on that same northwesterly wind.

Add it all up and you can get accumulating snow across much of our region. A few to several inches will be possible during this prolonged stretch. That’s not all coming at once, but an aggregate total over a several day run.Temps will be WELL BELOW normal as we close out the month and head into February. Normals are right at 50 degrees for highs and we will have several days where we struggle to get past 32 degrees.

Folks, this is a frigid look…

GFS GFS 2

You think it ends there? Take a look at the middle of NEXT week…

GFS 3

Don’t put away the winter weather gear, just yet. You will get more mileage out of it over the next few weeks than you have for most of the past few months.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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