Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chicago, IL May Begin Seeing Stronger Snowfalls Soon

What we have here is surface vorticity (rising, denoted by color fills) and surface convergence/divergence (red and black, respectively). Convergence is associated with air converging on a point to make storms in the summer, and intense snow in the winter. We are seeing some convergence activity occurring on Lake Michigan westward into Chicago, where surface vorticity is also higher, suggesting that snowfall may become enhanced in those areas. We expect the lake enhancement to eventually turn to Michigan and dump snow on those areas. More updates as they come.


Mike Paulocsak said...

Hello Andrew.I was wondering if you could give me an estimate on how much snow i'm supposed to recieve by friday evening?I have been hearing 1" all the way up to 8".I would saty a conservative guess would be at least 3".What are your thoughts.Holmes county ohio.Also,do you think the pattern will change enough in start to see some more substantial snows in the ohio valley.I hope you didn't mind me asking that.

Andrew said...

Mike: Your area has a shot at some good snows. Eastern Ohio could get over 6 inches per the latest NAM. Good luck with your snow!

Mike Paulocsak said...

Hi Andrew.Thanks for the info.Hopefully this could be the start up of winter.What i mean is that hopefully the winter storms will pick up through February.