US Meteorological Winter Goes Down As One Of The Coldest! CFSv2 Still Has COLD March

Written by on February 28, 2014 in United States of America with 0 Comments

The cold has been nothing short of incredible this winter really from the Plains east but for the Upper Midwest, this will go down as one of the toughest winter’s in history.

Here was the temperatures recorded this morning. Just another cold day this winter right?

Source: NOAA

Source: NOAA

[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]

Take a look at this chart from Mesonet which shows the percentage of time spent below 32 degrees this winter. 80-98% Dec 1 through Feb 26 is remarkable.

Source: Mesonet

Source: Mesonet

CFSv2 weeklies have been stuck on cold and remain so this upcoming March. No backing down on what’s likely to be yet another VERY COLD month from the Plains east.

While recent days have been brutal with -40s in Northern Minnesota yesterday, -30s in the UP of Michigan this morning and single digits all the way to NYC, next weeki could see a blockbuster snowstorm followed by all-time record challenging March cold.

Of course we have the major Pacific storm now slamming California bringing much needed inches of liquid to a severely arid region but it’s once all this energy crosses the Rockies, could we be faced with a major, potentially blockbuster of a snowstorm.

The storm is really winding up off the California coast as of this writing, just look at this satellite image courtesy of NASA.

Source: NASA

Source: NASA

Here’s a close up.

Source: NASA

Source: NASA

Hurricane-like right? May have some warm-core property!

Think about the world of cold awaiting this system’s arrival this weekend and the fact that this thing will intensify east of the mountains and tap warm, moist Gulf air, we could be looking at the biggest snowstorm of the winter, easily!

This system will be fuelled by a very large thermal contrast with 70s in the Southeast, single digits on the Northern Plains. Warm, moist air will overlap the cold, dry arctic air.

Here’s the latest GFS snow chart through 90 hrs.

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Here’s the ECMWF.

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

MAJOR cold is likely to follow in this storm’s wake.

Here’s the very latest CFSv2 temp anomalies for North America through the next 4 weeks.

Source: NCEP/NOAA

Source: NCEP/NOAA

Week 3-4

Source: NCEP/NOAA

Source: NCEP/NOAA

[/s2If][s2If current_user_cannot(access_s2member_level1)][magicactionbox id=”18716″][/s2If]

Follow us

Connect with Mark Vogan on social media to get notified about new posts and for the latest weather updates.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Top