Pattern Changes…January Thaw?

January 3rd, 2013 at 11:27 am by under Weather

Here is the current snow cover across the United States

Over 2/3rds of the country is snow covered right now with temperatures well below normal.

Pattern Change Is Coming

Tracking The Warm Up

Here is the track of the warm up. Western areas will warm much faster than eastern areas. This will lead to a more dramatic warm up for the western part of the country and the Plains.

Here is how much above normal temperatures will be next week

This is a bit unusual as we usually don’t see a warm up coming from the northwest but that is exactly what is happening as it tracks across the south and then into the Great Lakes region. As a result of the warm up temperatures will be almost ten degrees above normal. This would mean highs in the 40s for our region!

The warm up may not last long as another weather system will move in late week, dropping temperatures again.

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