Update on Next Week’s Forecast……….& Beyond to February 22

February 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Still looks like snow potential next week, followed by much colder weather.

Issues still reside with timing of snow & storm track (& associated amounts), largely because it is many days out.  However, there is a model & analog signal of snow system brewing.

There is one, arriving in California & the Four Corners by Monday.  It should be in Texas with wet snow in Oklahoma & northern Arkansas to Missouri Tuesday evening.  After that, whether it moves due east with accumulating snowfall south of us or does make the turn more northeasterly remains to be seen.  Regardless, I like keeping snow potential from this in the forecast Wednesday evening-night-Thursday morning because it is too far out to make any quick, radical forecast changes after following a persistence forecast.

Secondly, there is another system with a track near the Ohio River Thursday night-Friday with sharply colder air behind it.  This may have accumulating snow.

All this said, I just like snow chances in the forecast Wednesday evening-night-Thursday morning & then Thursday night-Friday & then we’ll dissect & detail the forecast much more in the coming days to next week.

With the Arctic air, two clippers in the February 16-22 period may bring minor-accumulating snowfall.

13 Responses to “Update on Next Week’s Forecast……….& Beyond to February 22”

  1. Teri says:

    Thank you for the update Chad! Will be watching as always :)

  2. shaun from kokomo says:

    Still looking forward to hearing what the possible totals from this next system…hoping a foot or two…

  3. JEM says:

    Sorry shaun , I don’t see that. In fact I am not sure we will get enough to cover the grass next Thursday/Friday.

    We are in a persistent channel – north and south.

  4. Jim says:

    JEM. Hey the Stoogies will get this big dump and in Chad we trust.

  5. Rb says:

    Yep “Moe” I am sure Chad will let you know if there is a shift in this system. The one thing Chad cant do is give you the “big dump” you are wanting..be patient my fellow weather friend:) This is a few days away.

  6. Jim says:

    Rb true my Stoogies are waiting.

  7. mike in dayton says:

    Not that I put much stock in it, but TWC has us with highs in the mid to upper 40′s late next week. Here’s hoping that’s wrong! Bring on nemoII

  8. Jim says:

    Right on mike

  9. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Orko is going to hit us, watch and see….

  10. Jim says:

    Lets go Madman. !

  11. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Some places upair in conneticut have 15 inches of snow already and its nit even really begun yet, all i can say is lucky B,s!!!!!!

  12. Mary Anne Best says:

    Just heard from my daughter who lives near Hartford, CT. They had about 8 inches snow at that time. (half hour ago) Have heard on FOX news that in some places it is snowing at 5 inches per hour!!! I have seen it snow an inch and hour and that is coming down at a pretty good clip! Her in-laws live in a suburb of Boston.

    MA in REM

  13. Rich says:

    Been reading the headlines in some of the papers,at least 5 dead 650,000 people without power.Do you think those people feel like lucky B,s Mad Man…

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