Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quick Hitting Burst of Moderate Snow Monday

The next storm system is already making its way onshore the west coast and is poised to strike the Midwest with a decent amount of snow over a 12-16 hour time period. The snow may be heavy at times as this storm system is efficient enough to wrap around gulf moisture into a below freezing air mass. The system will continue to push east and drop a general 3-6" in the heaviest areas. Computer models differ on the amounts, being a couple days out. Stay tuned for any possible tweaks to the snow forecast.
On the right you see images of a radar simulation ran off the 12z NAM computer model. Most areas will see the snow during the morning hours. This will make for a dicey commute for cities such as Minneapolis and Madison. The snow should push out by the late afternoon. Also notice the darker greens embedded in the wide snow band.