Will The Cold Pattern Break In The Eastern US?

Sure, we’ve had some mild days, but the bulk of our April has been on the cool side. Here are the current April temps vs average. The blues, greens, and purples are areas where we’ve experienced cooler than average temps. Locally, our temps are running 2-3 degrees cooler (highs and lows combined) for the month. You can see the majority of the US has been running below average this month after a warm winter with the cold air originating in the arctic–the reason why the northern Plains have the largest drop from average. Brr! The upper air pattern is to … Continue reading Will The Cold Pattern Break In The Eastern US?

Quick Burst of Snow Today

It’s not about the snowfall amount today, it’s about the impact. A quick-moving storm system will zip through the Region today bringing a burst of heavier snow that changes to some light rain and drizzle later today before ending. We won’t see impressive snowfall accumulations by any means, likely just an inch or two at best, but it will fall very quickly. Roads are likely to slicken up quickly, despite being treated, and travel may temporarily be tricky. The good news is that our atmosphere will warm above us and snow will change over to all liquid later today helping … Continue reading Quick Burst of Snow Today

Snow, Wintry Mix, and Rain On The Way

It’s January. After a quiet winter so far, it shouldn’t be surprising that we’re actually going to get some snow and ice. Yes, we’ll see some problems, but we’re from the Region–we can handle this. A smorgasbord of precipitation is heading our way with our well-advertised storm system that will impact a large majority of the eastern US. It all begins this evening with a period of moderate snow. That snow will change to a mix of sleet and freezing rain overnight before turning to all rain during the morning hours Saturday as warm air briefly moves into the Region. … Continue reading Snow, Wintry Mix, and Rain On The Way