Late Weekend Winter Storm System (latest)

December 6th, 2012 at 11:10 am by under Weather

Missed it by that much

Well, as an old time comedy spy used to say ‘Sorry Chief missed it by that much”. That seems to be the scenario for us and a massive winter storm which will bring cold and snow into the weather picture over the next several days.

Storm Track for winter storm

You can see by the storm track that the low on Monday afternoon and evening will actually track right through northern Indiana. That usually means that our area stays in the “warm sector’ air and never sees any snowfall. However it will mean a hefty snowfall for those areas about 200 miles north and west.

Here is the rain/snow line depicted across the area for early next week.

A powerful jet stream will drive this weather system north with abundant moisture and lots of energy

The other factor with this storm is the influx of arctic air to the north and of course the Gulf moisture feeding in from the south. This could mean several inches of snowfall for areas north in Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Arctic air will move in by Tuesday and Wednesday and highs may only be in the 20′s and 30′s.

 

 

2 Responses to “Late Weekend Winter Storm System (latest)”

  1. michele laney says:

    awwww,darn!! i’d LOVE to get a bunch of snow! any chance we might still get lucky?

    1. Greg Shoup says:

      Michelle, there is always the chance that the models can shift a storm farther south or north of the current track. It’s still several days out and right now we look for consistency in our mid range models. Both mid range models do take the colder air and the track of this storm farther south. We will keep you updated on changes. One thing is always certain about a forecast this far out. It’s going to change.