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WINTER KEEPS GOING: NEXT UP... ARCTIC AIR

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We're past the latest snow storm in what seems like an endless winter. I did want to give one more update with the latest numbers.. the top total my local area is an 8.5" just north of Cedar Rapids in the town of Midway.

The weather the next few days will be fairly benign. High pressure settles in and there won't be much until Thursday. Mind you it is too far out for specifics but a wintry mix/snow will be possible Thursday into Friday.

There will be another system that passes to our south and begins to yank down very cold air. A strong nearly 1040 mb high pressure system moves in by the weekend.

Watch the cold air spill down from the Arctic circle...

The specific numbers will likely change but the models are hinting at temperatures going well below normal by 20 to 30° below normal! Especially Sunday and Monday (Feb 7-8). This is a look at temperature DEPARTURES:

It's a little too soon for specifics but it does look like sub-zero temperatures are likely during this time. I want to leave you on one note and that is... while it has been snowy we've been pretty lucky to not deal with extreme cold so far this winter. January - in fact - will end up above normal... mostly due to the overnight temperatures remaining mild due to a lot of cloudy nights.

Seems like the bottom was going to drop eventually....


RK

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