Friday, January 6, 2017

Snow in the South... More changes coming

While we focus on a slow warming trend as Arctic air pulls away from Kansas, the deep South could get paralyzed with a few inches of snow. Atlanta had a storm about 3 years ago that created HUGE problems with just an inch of snow. Now, the city could get as much snow in one storm as Wichita has had all winter long. And the storm will drop over a 1/2 foot of snow in North Carolina.

The weather pattern will change late in the weekend and for the first half of next week. Bitter cold will gradually pull back to the north and we have a chance to be close to 60 for a few days next week. I don't think the entire week will be warm, but the first half should be above normal.

Long range:
I expect we will see a return of much colder weather during the middle and 2nd half of January. If we look at the Arctic Oscillation, you can see we go from positive back to very strong negative here in the next few weeks. That would signal a return of much colder weather. And when we look at the maps for average temperature, we see the computer models are picking up on the return of colder weather right around the middle of the month. I don't think it will be quite as cold though... but certainly below the average high of 41 degrees.

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