Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Are you ready for more snow? Well if not you best better be…..We got two more clipper systems to did with through early Saturday, then what could be a winter storms for late Sunday night through early Tuesday morning….More on this in a little…..
At Noon skies across the FA are Sunny, some high clouds still noted on the sat imagery….Temps for the most part are in the middle to upper 20s…..Winds have decreased and are around 5 MPH….However over in Ladysmith winds are still gusty…Gusts up to 17 MPH…Their winds should be slacking off in an hour or so….
***FORECAST DISCUSSION TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY***
SFC map shows a 1033 MB high pressure from just South of Hudson Bay Canada extending down into the Northern Plains per NAM…GFS and EC Shows a weaker high pressure system….Nevertheless that won’t have much impact on the weather for today…Low pressure that has brought us snow showers throughout the day yesterday has now cleared the area to our East….For today we should see mostly to sunny to skies some high clouds at this hour should dissipate…This will be short-lived as looking at the WV imagery we see out next weak system pushing into MT/ND….We should see clouds on the increase tonight…Light snow is also possible at 2 AM or so….Not looking at any accumulations…..Tomorrow….We shall see cloudy skies once again with more light snow….1 inch of snow will be possible, mainly over my central and Northern areas…..Less than ½ inch over my Southern zones….Friday and Friday night this system will be moving through the area….Should see 1 to 3 inches of snow throughout my Central and Northern areas maybe as much as 4 inches is a few areas…..My Southern areas should see a wintery mix and then just a rain snow mix…We could see 1 maybe 2 inches of snow down in those areas…That will depend on how warm the upper layers remains….Saturday night and Sunday…Look for a rest period from the snow…..
***FORECAST DISCUSSION SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY***
A strong low pressure system is forecasted to move along my Southern Counties of the FA….This will do two things….1 keep the heavy band of snow over my Central and Northern areas…2 Keep my far Southern areas all rain…..However most of the FA shall see snow…..More South from Southern MN into Southwestern WI looks to be an all rain event with a little snow mixing in as the low departs the area….After that we get another little break in the actions….
What is interesting EC show a another strong storm system effecting the areas for late next week….Once again this should bring snow to my Central and Northern areas, while my Southern areas should see all rain……I’m not going to get carried away about this system this far out in time…..
Temps throughout this whole time frame will be slightly below normal…..
Here is a picture of one of the snow showers that moved through the area last evening this put down a fast 1/2" of snow, then shortly after that we had another snow shower move through.That one also put down another 1/2" of snow..Very heavy snow at times..Total snowfall from yesterday was 2 inches.