North America set a new snow cover record during the fall breaking the previous record set back in 2014: The next few weeks look cold and snowy across a good majority of the eastern US. You’d expect this for January, but we’re likely to tap into another blast of very cold air later this month-perhaps colder than what we’re expecting Sunday and Monday. Time will tell! Here is forecast snowfall through February 1st. Don’t pay attention to amounts–just trends–look at the strip of snow from not one, but two potential snowstorms: The next month and a half shows some beneficial … Continue reading North American Snow Cover
Our recent cold snap has helped to bring accumulating snow from Texas to Kansas to the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, the snow machines have been cranking in the Great Lakes and snow cover is common in southern Canada. Take a look … Continue reading Early Season Snowfall For Many
As we first mentioned last Tuesday ( Impressive Storm System Next Week? ), a strong storm system by August standards is on the way to the Region. Unfortunately, there isn’t much clarity as of this Sunday evening post in terms … Continue reading Storm Threat Returns Monday
Another ridge will build over the central and southern Plains with a building dome of heat that will once again expand eastward into the Region. Just when you started to miss them, 90 degree temps will head back into NWI … Continue reading Summer Heat Returns Because, Well, It’s Summer
Our anticipated storm system is already developing that narrow band of moisture from Minnesota through Illinois and that trend will continue as it slowly shifts east. Our storm hasn’t shifted much with the latest model runs so our forecast remains the same with a few tweaks to the numbers. Let’s get right to it: REGION WEATHER SNOWFALL FORECAST: Still predicting a non-event for Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties. A few models are hanging on to some snowfall–which could happen–but accumulation isn’t in our forecast. It’ll be a close call. I think Newton and Jasper Counties will see some snow, … Continue reading Friday Night Snow Update:
STORM SETUP: An area of low pressure will slide southeast through the Midwest and eventually the Ohio Valley bringing a narrow, but intense band of heavy, wet snowfall to portions of the Hoosier state. Some of us will see an impactful snow, while others won’t see a single flake! Here’s the latest: ALL OF THE DETAILS: (you can scroll down to the actual forecast if this isn’t your thing) I’ll start by showing you the overall set up and what the latest computer models are showing, and then we’ll show you our Region Weather forecast. Here’s the latest run of … Continue reading Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update
WHAT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT: Heavy amounts of snow (for some) Friday morning and evening rush hours will be a complete mess WHAT NOT TO BE CONCERNED OUT: Wind (won’t be a factor) Bitter cold (doesn’t exist with this storm) THE TIMELINE: THE SETUP OF THIS STORM: The storm system moving into the Region doesn’t have the average “look” to it. It’s not a strong low pressure system we’re tracking from the southern Plains… It doesn’t have a lot of wind with it… It’s not “ominous” looking on radar… Instead, it’s the battle-zone between cold air to the … Continue reading Major Snow On The Way: Lots of Snow For Some, Very Little For Others
WHITE CHRISTMAS CHANCES, BITTER COLD NEXT WEEK: It’s been great while it lasted. After 5 straight days of above average temps (including a high of 51 degrees in Valparaiso today!), we’re about to get a dose of reality to end December. Let’s talk temps first… ARCTIC AIR RETURNS TO THE US: A large ridge will develop out over the Gulf of Alaska resulting in a large trough over the United States. The result? Arctic air will flood into the US beginning this weekend. Take a look at where the arctic air is late Friday into Saturday: It begins to flow … Continue reading White Christmas Chance?