Warmer Days Ahead for the West, Cooler to the East Sep 23, 2017

“If you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes!”
popular saying

Now, I’ve lived all over the country and in every single place I lived this silly saying eventually came out of the mouth of some know-it-all.

The Wait

For some of you, this past week will feel like 10 minutes. Others, an eternity.
But this current pattern, bringing winter weather to the west and summer heat to the east is all about to change.

We have a few more days of cold in store for the western states, thanks to that pesky dip in the jet stream.
Here’s a friendly reminder of just what that looks like.

It takes a long time to break down a pronounced pattern in the jet stream like what we’ve seen as of late.
Hence the heat and cold building for so long.
Unfortunately, or fortunately– depending on how you look at it, we’ll hang on to this for a few more days.

The Next Couple

This means the heat out east is going to continue for the next few days. Bringing with it the potential for more record-high temperatures.

In addition to the heat, those cooler temperatures out west are set to continue as well.

More Snow

Student meteorologist, Josh Cozart, put together a little something on the snow forecast– stealing a part of my article, so here’s that.

Winter in the West

I’m only bitter because he will one day be one of the great mets we all know and love.
Seriously, watch for this kid– he’s great.

The Buried Lead

As we head into next week the upper-level pattern responsible for our current weather pattern will break down– opening the door for our next swing in temperatures.
This happens by wednesday over the western states as a ripple in the jet pushes the stream into a pretty pronounced positive tilt. (These tilts typically don’t produce severe weather)

That tilt starts the breakdown of the current pattern and the end of the record heat and winter-like cold.

The climate prediction center even has above-average temperatures returning to the west coast in the next 6 to 10 days!

For WeatherNationMeteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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