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WHITE GOLD COMES EARLY....

November 14, 2018

It's not even November 15th but snow has been piling up across the nation, even in places where it's rarely seen this early in the year. As of November 11th, 50% of country has had its first measurable snow. The white gold has come early!

Here's the snow cover reported Tuesday. 29.4% of the nation white, the most since 2012...impressive

There's more snow to come too. The EURO suggests this for 10 day totals.

Winter storm watches and advisories are in effect as far south as Arkansas and Mississippi. A miss for the central Midwest. 

The next weather maker for my area will be a clipper type system that slides southeast Friday night and early Saturday. We've still got some discrepancy on the track but the potential is there for a narrow band of 1-3" snows where the best forcing occurs.

 

The GFS surface pattern looks like this Saturday morning. A swath of snow extending across Iowa.

It generates these snowfall totals across the heart of my area.

 

The NAM is further north.

Needless to say there are some big issues to work out with the clipper and any snow threat Friday night. We should have better consistency later Wednesday.

 

Meantime, the Wednesday through Friday period will be dry with warmer temperatures. Highs should range from the mid to upper 30s Wednesday to the low 40s Thursday and Friday. Nothing great but much better than the 20s of Tuesday.  One step at a time! Roll weather...TS

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