Thanks to Michael Lobenstein out of Reedsburg, WI for the picture below, which showed the snow associated with the clipper that moved right along the Minnesota/Iowa border and eventually into central and southern Wisconsin.
Thanks to Shelly Jones from Longview, WA for the picture below, where apparently there’s no mail today… they were snowed in.
Take a look at some of the heavy snowfall/rainfall reports from Saturday across the western states! Not that some areas saw 1ft. to nearly 2ft.
National Precipitation Forecast Next 5 Days
According to NOAA’s HPC 5 day precipitation forecast, there’s still quite a bit of precipitation potential for folks in the western U.S.. It sure is nice to see, but folks in the extreme southwestern U.S. are still staying dry.
Look at how active it looks across the nation. From the Pacific to the East Coast, there’s nearly a steady stream of moisture, which is great news for the western U.S., but the eastern U.S. is probably ready to call it quits with all the wintry weather as of late.
Here’s a quick glance at snowfall potential over the next few days. Note that the heavier snow will be possible in the high elevations in the western U.S., but there a fairly decent snow swath from the Central Plains to the Mid Atlantic region.
Meteorological Winter Temperature Anomaly So Far…
Here’s an interesting image from WeatherBell.com – it’s the temperature anomaly for meteorological winter so far. Meteorological winter, by the way, is the coldest three months (on average) for the Northern Hemisphere (December, January and February). Note how cold it has been this winter across much of the nation and especially for the Upper Midwest and the Canadian Prairie Provinces.
Warmer Weather Ahead?!
Well, well, well… what do we have here? A warmup in the offing? According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 14 day temperature outlook suggests a much warmer outlook as we get to the middle/end of February… Stay tuned! Note also that Alaska looks to finally be cooling down after record setting warm temperatures during the month of January.
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