January 24, 2017

I have to run so this is going to brief. The latest EURO is in and there’s good agreement with this mornings GFS on the general area of accumulating snow tonight and Wednesday. All I have time for are the snowfall forecasts from the two models. They are self explanatory. Here’s the GFS tight and regional.

Time for work so I’ve got to run. Roll weather…TS

January 24, 2017

With a winter storm knocking on the door of the Midwest it was nice to see the first images of the hi-resolution GOES 16 Satellite. It was launched in November and it took until today to see the first pictures. These are only test images as the satellite will not be operational until November of 2017. However, I like what I see so far.

In the image below you can glimpse the low pressure and cloud deck that will influence the weather around the cen...

January 24, 2017

Since my last post a winter storm watch has been issued for some parts of the Midwest. It’s for a gathering system that will bring wet snow accumulations, especially Tuesday night and early Wednesday. You can see the broad area under the watch below in blue.

Here’s a closer view of some of the counties involved in the watch.

For the majority of my forecast area it appears that this will be primarily a rain event, at least until the very end of...

January 23, 2017

The big weather story Sunday will be the storm system cutting across the southeastern U.S. As happened Saturday, strong instability and shear will exist for active thunderstorms and severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has this area below highlighted for the risk.

 The Midwest will be on the backside of the system where northerly winds and strong subsidence will create quiet weather conditions. Despite the northerly winds, temperatures...

January 12, 2017

The Midwest is known for its weather diversity and today will be a perfect example of that. A deepening storm system will sweep across Iowa and Wisconsin bringing a wide variety of weather from temperatures, to precipitation, and frisky winds. Here’s the storm at 9:00am Tuesday.

In the warm sector (where much of my area resides) temperatures at mid-morning are in the 40s and 50s, Northwest of the surface low readings are in the teens and 20s....

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