NO DROUGHT BUT THE PATTERN LOOKS DRIER...FOR A TIME!
After a rather active period of weather it appears the next week or so should be relatively dry. That's not a bad thing as the past 18 months overall have been wet ones around the Midwest. Notice that not a single part of the Midwest has drought conditions going as of late January. In fact, no region is even as much as abnormally dry.
Things won't get any wetter going forward as the next 10 days look drier than normal. This is the 10 day precipitation departure on the EURO EPS ensemble.
Here's the actual precipitation forecast off the EPS. Pretty meager.
After all the action of the past 2 weeks which has produced 8-16" of snow for much of my area, I'm ready for a break. However, all I want is a few days and I'll be recharged and ready to go again, My next post will talk about the 1967 storm that brought Iowa's only January tornadoes that was followed by a blizzard within 24 hours. Chicago set's its snowfall record with 23 inches. More on a historically memorable event coming your way next. Until then, roll weather..TS