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Snow to Start the Weekend in the Midwest

Waves of arctic air moving into the High Plains continue over the next few days. A Saturday clipper, along with a secondary low pressure system, will produce lift and bring enough moisture to stream widespread snow into areas of the Midwest. Winter weather alerts have been issued in South Dakota and Minnesota. Several inches of…

22 Jan 2021, 9:00 am

Lake Effect Snow Continues Across The Great Lakes

Colder air has filled in across the Northeast with the potential for continuous heavy lake effect snow. The heaviest accumulations will be mainly across the Tug Hill Plateau downstream from Lake Ontario, with additional accumulations in the snow belts of northern Michigan. Snow So Far Typically when we see lake effect snow bands, some areas…

22 Jan 2021, 8:00 am

Severe weather threat returns Sunday

An incoming low pressure system and cold front bring the chance for severe storms into parts of the southern plains on Sunday. Storms with gusty winds along with the possibility of spin-up tornadoes will form along a cold front late Sunday for parts of southeast Oklahoma and north central Texas. An upper low will be…

21 Jan 2021, 9:32 am

Heavy Rain to Saturate the South

States like Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and surrounding states are expected to see a lot more moisture through the rest of this week. A ridge of high pressure across the Gulf of Mexico will bring in Gulf moisture the next several days as well as a subtropical jet stream which will pump in Pacific moisture to…

21 Jan 2021, 7:00 am

Shot of Cold Air Across the North

A punch of Arctic air will push across the northern tier of the nation the next few days. Temperatures will tumble to below average levels this weekend into early next week. The jet stream will dive southward from Canada, bringing the cold air. The mercury will plunge 10 to 20 degrees from today (Thursday) into…

21 Jan 2021, 6:00 am

The Science Behind Lake Effect Snow

Lake Effect Snow is a type of snow event we commonly see across the Great Lakes region during the Fall and Winter months.  But for it to happen, we need the lakes to be unfrozen and a difference in temperature between the relatively warmer lake water and the colder air. "When we have cold…

20 Jan 2021, 2:40 pm

More Rain for the Desert Southwest

A strong low pressure system in the upper-levels of the atmosphere continues to bring some much needed rain to many areas in the Southwest. Drought conditions have dominated the region over the past few months, so this rain will be very helpful to improve those conditions.  The latest drought monitor is seen below: Alerts A…

20 Jan 2021, 12:55 pm

Understanding Rainfall Rates

Destructive rainfall isn’t just about frequency.  Did you know that 2” of rain in the Southeast means something different than 2” of rain in the Southwest, and it all has to do with timing. Rainfall rates measure the intensity of rain within a certain period of time which is different from rainfall totals, the overall…

20 Jan 2021, 8:30 am

Fire Weather Concern Remains in the Southwest

On Monday and Tuesday, the Southwestern United States broke record high temperatures with highs in the 90s for some areas! A well established ridge of high pressure was responsible for the strong down-sloping winds that brought the record highs.  This ridge will gradually break down over the next few days and temperatures will return to…

20 Jan 2021, 8:00 am
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