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Monthly Archives: February 2008
The weather over the first 10 days of March promises to be very active over the Mid-South. The primary event will occur Monday-Wednesday of next week and will bring heavy rain, severe weather, and possibly heavy snow to the south-central … Continue reading
In my last post I described the typical scenario for how the Mid-South can receive accumulating snowfall from an Alberta Clipper. And wouldn’t you know, the current radar shows a clipper streaming in from the NW headed directly for the … Continue reading
The NAM has been bullish on a Mid-South snow event for Friday afternoon-evening with a range of solutions from the extreme case of a 4-8″ snowstorm (Tuesday 18Z) to a rain followed by a couple of inches of snow (12Z … Continue reading
NOTE: The original forecast map from NWS Louisville has been replaced, therefore all discussion in this posting was for the original map and not the one currently posted. See the 4:00 pm update at the bottom for more details. The … Continue reading
A weak surface low supported by a positively tilted trough may bring an accumulating mix of wintry precipitation to the northern half of Kentucky Monday night into early Tuesday. The surface low is expected to track along the Ohio River, … Continue reading
While the Mid-South deals with early season severe weather and a mostly snowless winter, the Upper Midwest will get yet another dose of blizzard conditions and life-threatening cold this weekend.
Current radar shows the cold front that sparked a line of convection north of the Ohio River last night is stalling out and retrograding northward. It is expected that this boundary will become a quasistationary warm front that will continue … Continue reading
The storm expected to bring more severe weather to the Mid-South late Tuesday shares many characteristics with the storm from the week before, although it is the differences between the storms that could potentially be more worrisome.
In the recent “ENSO diagnostic discussion“, a weekly must-read for any synoptic meteorologist, the Climate Prediction Center makes the case that La Nina conditions may persist through the fall of 2008 and possibly through winter 2008-09.
It is not often when an 8-12″ snowstorm can be considered a “surprise”, but that was the case Sunday in SE Iowa and parts of NW Illinois.