Midwest, East Warm-Up To Be Quickly Followed By More Snow & Cold.. Cold March Coming!

Written by on February 18, 2014 in United States of America with 0 Comments

The latest snowstorm has hit the Midwest hard today with a record 4.9 inches falling in Minneapolis, several inches has fallen across Chicago and Detroit. That system is spreading across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast promising 1-3, locally 6 inches over the next 24 hours.

Here’s the scene currently in Chicago this evening.

Courtesy of WeatherBug

Courtesy of WeatherBug

The atmosphere above Chicago was explosive during the height of this afternoon’s snowfall. There were countless reports of thundersnow, an indication of strong upward motion.

Courtesy of WGN-TV

Courtesy of WGN-TV

Not the best of night’s for travelling across the Ohio Valley, nor the Northeast.

Source: AccuWeather

Source: AccuWeather

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Much warmer air will overspread the Midwest and eventually the Northeast on the backside of this system. Check out these numbers.

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Note the 45 in Chicago. Had it not been for the deep snowpack, temps likely would’ve hit 60. Also note that by Friday, while it hits 60 in DC, low 50s NYC, the next snow system and cold is already dropping into the Upper Midwest.

Cold Returns To The Upper Midwest By Friday!

Confidence is high on the return of cold next week.

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It sure has been a snowy winter. Here’s a great list of many Eastern cities having that bumper snow year. Comparison to average.

Source: NWS

Source: NWS

Marquette, MI Endures 74 straight Sub-Freezing Days & Counting!

Source: NWS

Source: NWS

The record was broken yesterday and today marked day 74. If it doesn’t crack freezing mid week, that streak could go a long way yet given the return of a sustained cold pattern late month and into March.

The CFSv2 is trending colder into March.

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Here’s March overall.

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