Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tonight and Friday Night Clipper Forecast for Midwest

"Active" weather pattern to begin tonight for the midwest. The first system will move through the midwest rapidly tonight and drop a dusting to an inch in most areas by daybreak and isolated amount over an ich in northern Wisconsin. The next low pressure area will be stronger and slightly slower, therefore dropping more snow in basically the same areas. Look for the heaviest axis of snow to fall in SE Wisconsin and Michigan with 1-4" to fall by saturday. This is the first "Alberta-like" clipper pattern to occur in this fasion this year, so some of the models are not in total agreement, but the first two clippers do appear to drop a somewhat decent amount of snow (see map). Now for the next clipper, model madness! the GFS shows a simple 1-3" and the NAM digs south, pulls up moisture and dumps it in Minnasota...showing 6-10". Crazy right? I guess we will have to see how the models play this one out the next 24-36 hours! Comment always welcome! :)