Big Pattern Change To Bring Spring-like Warmth Back Next Week

A big pattern change will bring spring-like temps surging back into the Region after this brief, unseasonably cold airmass. Every year we talk about flipping the switch–some springs take longer than others–but it finally looks like we’ll switch over to a much warmer, spring-like pattern by the middle of next week. Take a look at the projected low temps tonight. Freeze warnings and Frost Advisories cover a large portion of the eastern US. This looks more like a map from January: The overall pattern has a large dip in the jetstream in the east allowing a lobe of the polar … Continue reading Big Pattern Change To Bring Spring-like Warmth Back Next Week

What A Difference A Year Makes

Yeah, these clouds stink. But it could be worse. Remember last year? Historic cold was descending on the lower 48 with record cold temps across a good majority of the Midwest and Great Lakes. Valparaiso had a morning low of -19 degrees! Look at the difference a year makes: We’re nowhere near those numbers this year, and really haven’t been yet this winter. Signs continue to point towards a cold spell once we get into the first few days of February: And a few storm systems are in the works for the next 7-10 days as well. We’ll chat more … Continue reading What A Difference A Year Makes