Monday, February 3, 2014

Major Cross-Country Winter Storm Tuesday

Yet another major winter to hammer some of the same areas in recent memory. A very similar strength and track as the storm system on Saturday. However, more moisture will wrap around from the Gulf of Mexico into the colder air on the back side. A long band of ~6" of snow across the heart of the Midwest will blanket these areas by Wednesday. The map on the left will give you a good idea of what to expect in your neighborhood. Computer models are starting to nail down these winter storms down this winter, so confidence in fairly high.

With the increased snowpack, it will be awhile for any significant warm up. Long range models are still showing expansive cold across most of the country, with the larger departure from average in the Midwest area.  Below is the CPC 6-10 day forecast: