Harshest Weather of Winter Ahead
Mark it down! These last 16 days of January are likely to be the coldest and snowiest of the winter. The questions to be answered are just how cold and how much snow?
Let’s take first things first. An arctic front passed thru last night with a skiff of snow and Monday off and on snow flurries have blown thru town. That pattern will continue tonight.
Late tonight, a reinforcing arctic boundary will approach from the west. This will likely increase the snowfall and lead to a quick accumulation in time for a slippery morning rush hour and school delays and closings. Sign up at WSAZ for an email sent right to your PC on whom has school and whom has to hit the bus stop in the morning.
Snow will fall off and on Tuesday then taper at night. A wind blown inch or two is likely in most areas with upwards of 6” in the mountains.
After a moderation in the cold on Wednesday when highs will get close to 40, the next even stronger arctic front will approach by Thursday night. Ahead of this front, a southern storm will be forming in the GULF. I will spare you the iffs since our supercomputers have suggested anything from an all out Blizzard to just a few inches of snow for the end of the week and the WSAZ Wrestling Invitational.
I will play it close to the vest and hold off on any specific data on this late week storm until more clarity is shed by our mathematical algorithms.
For now I say with confidence that the weekend will feature the COLDEST WEATHER OF THE SEASON, SO FAR with more cold and snow likely before the Groundhog ventures from his burrow.
I will fine tune this blog after dinner when I get a closer look at my trusty European model.