Friday, February 10, 2012

THe forecast for Western/Northwestern WI

Forecast problems….None…..Same old same old…..Only thing different is the cold air in place, but that should a no shocker as we forecasted that last Thursday.

At Noon….Skies range from Sunny to cloudy across the area….Light snow/flurries have been ending….Temps range from 9 to 17 across the FA…..Winds have been gusting from 16 to 25 MPH…Here at the office winds have gusted up to 25 MPH also….

Arctic cold front about ready to exit Southeast WI. Temps across Central and Northern MN are still at or below zero at this hour…..Likewise over in ND/Northern SD.
Light snow/flurries will becoming to an end as winds switch more to the Northwest…..Still some LES getting down into Northern parts of Barron and Rusk Counties as low level moisture streams off of Lake Superior….This has helped with snowfall totals….1.50 inches here at the office, 2.00 up in Haugen get into Rice Lake it’s self only a meager ¼ inch…
1043 Arctic high pressure is centered to our Northwest in Canada…This high is forecasted to drop South/Southeast throughout the day…Meanwhile a weak are of low pressure over Western MI is forecasted to Slowly Eastwards….Pressure gradients between these two systems will insure us of a breezy day and night along with a breezy Saturday……Winds combined with the air temps will send WCs down to the -5 to -10 today then we drop them lower for tonight -10 to -20…..Will hold on to the cold WCs right through Saturday night. Temps today won’t go much higher than they are, in fact should start to see temps tumble as we head through the afternoon.
Look for skies to have breaks here and there, before clearing out this evening. Should see a clearing work into the area within the next hour or so if winds do become more Northwest……Temps slowly warm on Sunday, should be right at normal….Monday through Thursday temps are forecasted to warm back above normal…..Still not too thrilled about snow chances for Monday and Monday night….Will run with a dry forecast for now……
Will see another dry week ahead next week.

REST OF TODAY…. Cloudy with some light snow/flurries ending, becoming clear in the afternoon. Highs middle teens then falling. Winds North becoming Northwest 10 to 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…. Clear cold, lows – 5 to – 15 Central and Northern areas. 0 to -5 Southern areas. Winds Northwest 10 to 20 MPH.

SATURDAY... Sunny cold highs single digits Central and North. 10 to 15 South. Winds Northwest 10 to 20 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT… Clear cold lows 0 to – 10 Central and North to 0 to 5 South.

SUNDAY... Sunny warmer highs 20 to 25.

SUNDAY NIGHT... Clear lows 5 to 10.

MONDAY…Cloudy dry highs 24 to 28

MONDAY NIGHT.. Cloudy dry lows 15 to 20.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY…. Dry highs in the middle 30s lows in the lower 20s.

Another shot of cold air on tap for Next weekend…Will remain dry through the 19th a slight chance of snow for the 20th. Looks like a more significant snows for the 21st Will run with a chance of snow throughout the rest of the long term, as it will be too hard to pinpoint the timing of the systems.This time frame looks to be more active and colder as we head into the end of the month…Looks like the first to middle part of March will star in colder than normal temps with a better chance at seeing more snow…..Winter could be making a hard come back…..