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The above forecast shows the 12z GFS model forecast, valid for the morning of January 25th. Here, we see low pressure centered over Gary, Indiana, with another low pressure system down over the Texas/Oklahoma border. These two systems are the pieces to this puzzle, the question is could they combine into one storm system? That is another discussion not for this post. At the moment, we will focus on different model scenarios. This GFS model is on a similar track with the ECMWF model, which I will show below:
Exciting times ahead folks- this system could deliver a swath of accumulating snow anywhere from Duluth to Chicago. Right now, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes are in the crosshairs, but that will certainly change with time.