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Stormy Week Next Week

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Snow Day, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Snow Day

    Snow Day Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    If you live in the Central United States and the ohio Valley and Great Lakes prepare for a possible big storm to affect those areas as well as Accumulating snow over Nebraska this weekend :gunsfiring:ussmileyflag

    More Forecast : snowday.hostelox.com
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Ever since they really started talking about global warming winters seem to be heavier and come in earlier and leave later. And we thought we wouldnt have any more snow to plow HAH
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Double post....
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What do you consider a big storm?:confused:
  5. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Does this include Indianapolis, Indiana area?
  6. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    This is from Accuweather...

    Coast-to-Coast Storm Pattern Begins
    As the main branch of the jet stream takes on a more west-to-east configuration, dividing cold across the north and warmth across the south, storms will use the setup as a highway running from coast to coast.

    The pattern will allow very cold air across the northern tier of states, as rather warm air builds across the southern tier of the nation. In between is where the greatest atmospheric mood swings will occur yielding a wide variety of precipitation and day-to-day temperature changes.

    As storms emerge from the Pacific Ocean, they will re-organize crossing the Rockies. Occasionally, these storms will become much stronger over the Plains and the East, where the greatest north-south temperature gradient will be had.

    There is the potential for major cities from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic states to be bombarded with stormy conditions at times as well as bouts of heavy precipitation. Given the time of year, when snow can easily be produced in the atmosphere, not all of the storms will generate a wintry mix or mere rain. As a result of the unfolding weather pattern, odds will increase for one or more heavy snowfalls from Kansas City to Cincinnati to Philadelphia for a "big one."

    Laying the groundwork for the weather pattern, in addition to the jet stream shift, is a spread of arctic air from the Canadian Prairies set to invade the northern Plains tonight, the Great Lakes Friday and the Northeast this weekend. At the same time, warm air will hold along the Gulf of Mexico coast and moisture from the California storm will brew over much of the Intermountain West and the Four Corners region this weekend.

    As storms roll in from the Pacific Ocean in this new pattern and roll eastward, bouts of precipitation will break out and expand eastward. Areas north of each storm will be in line for snow, and southern areas can expect rain and thunderstorms. In between, will be a weather battle zone with episodes of snow, ice and rain.

    ...We will see if this holds true. I sure hope it does.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    about 2 inches...:drinkup: