Another storm system is set to develop this week that will bring a widespread area of accumulating snow to the Midwest and Ohio Valley. This storm will likely have a severe weather component in the southern tier of the United States with damaging winds and tornadoes a good possibility.

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For us, we get to track that all-important rain/mix/snow line as we closely follow the track of the low pressure system. As of now, it looks like we’ll be firming entrenched in the cold air keeping us all snow.

One reason for the lack of warmth with this one, an arctic cold front (rare this time of year) will be charging south out of Canada with some of the coldest air of the season. Just how this interacts with our storm system remains to be seen, but we’re expecting this storm to move through as the cold air plunges south into the Great Lakes just in time for Valentine’s Day. Cuddle up! Let’s look at the models (the Euro was pictured above).

The GEM:

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The GFS:

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And an EARLY look at snowfall potential. Don’t you dare think these numbers will be exact! At this point in the game we look for the trend (and bullseye!).

GEM:

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Again, we’re looking at a Wednesday-Thursday impact with some bitterly cold air to follow on Friday (Valentine’s Day). Mark it on your calendar and check back for updates!

 

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