Friday, March 15, 2013

Wintry Cocktail Envelops Plains, Midwest This Weekend

A wintry cocktail will be taking over the Plains and Midwest this weekend, with accumulating snows and rain only part of the puzzle.

In my forecast above, I predict a general 2-6'' of snowfall from North Dakota into northern Ohio. This comes as a clipper system enters the region. As the clipper moves towards the Great Lakes, high resolution model forecasts show an isolated swath of 6-8 inches in Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. A wintry mix of rain and snow will develop across the Midwest and portions of the Plains. The system will continue to progress eastward and drop more accumulating snow further out into the Northeast. This does not look to be a huge freezing rain event for many, although spots of accumulating freezing rain (maybe a tenth of an inch) as well as ice pellets could make travel difficult.


1 comment:

Teddyz1919 said...

Andrew, I am in Milwaukee and local forecasters are only going with 1-2"!! ?? Weather, what can ya do??