Gettin' Out of Dodge
to my good friend and colleague Mace Michaels for the picture below who
said he enjoyed the mild weather in Minneapolis on Sunday, but is
heading south for a bit before the next Arctic plunge moves in this
the loop below; note the incoming clipper system across the Upper
Midwest by PM Monday into Tuesday. This will bring a quick shot of light
snow accumulations from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes Region.
Midwest Snow Potential
the snow potential through Tuesday. Note the fairly narrow swath of
snow accumulations from North Dakota to Minnesota to Wisconsin to
Michigan. The accumulations will pile up Monday through North Dakota;
Monday night through Minnesota and Tuesday from Wisconsin to Michigan.
The Tuesday morning commute could be quite slow for folks in Minnesota
and Wisconsin; plan accordingly.
Windy Thursday Ahead!
she blows! The wind field surrounding another clipper system across the
Upper Midwest looks quite impressive later this week. According to this
forecast model, surface winds could be 20mph to 40mph with higher gusts
SISU Ski Fest Taste 'n Tour
to my good friend Melissa Ganje Kramolis for these pictures who attended
the SISU Ski Fest Taste 'n Tour in Ironwood, MI this weekend. 9K of
skiing with food and drink, sounds amazing! Hope you had a great time!
Icy Sunday in Northern MN
were several reports of freezing drizzle and freezing rain on Sunday
across the northern half of Minnesota. Roads were quite icy in spots as
well. Here was the view from Downtown Canal Park in Duluth, MN from
midday Sunday. You can see chunks of ice in the canal, which is actually
part of the St. Louis River as it flows out into the open waters of
See the Duluth Webcam HERE:
Thanks to Taylor M. Anderson for the picture below out of Frisco, CO where yesterday heavy snow was falling.
Western Mess Continues
last in the series of systems to plow through the Pacific Northwest
will exit the region on Monday. There will still be lingering snow and
wind issues for all the colored counties below. The good news is that
weather conditions will begin to settle down in the western part of the
country by Tuesday and stay quiet for much of the week. The next Pacific
storm will take shape later this week with another round of heavier
precipitation and strong winds. Stay tuned...
Warm in the Southwest
Thanks to my good friend Rich Koivisto for the picture below who took a quick trip to Lake Mohave this weekend. Looks nice Rich!
Warm Wednesday Ahead
in the Southwestern part of the country look quite warm this week.
Forecasts call for some of the warmest temps to move in by Wednesday as
high pressure strengthens over the western part of the country.
Highs From Norm Wed
By Wednesday, many spots in the Southwest will be nearly 5F to 15F above average.
Pictures from the Stratosphere
these are cool pictures taken from a balloon launch over California.
The balloon launch was conducted by Earth to Sky Calculus in an attempt
to study solar radiation. The picture was taken as the balloon popped
from the stratosphere.
See more from Earth to Sky Calculus HERE:
picture was taken high above the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which look
quite brown at this time of the year due to the ongoing drought in
U.S. Snow Depth
a look at how 'brown' the Sierra Nevada region is this year compared to
last year at this time. According to NOAA's NOHRSC, nearly 31% of the
nation was covered in snow on January 12th, while last year at this time
nearly 43% of the nation was covered in snow. Note how much more snow
there was in the Sierra Nevada region last year vs. this year.
hello to Dweezel and Stinkfoot. These are two of my good friends dog
sled puppies. Monica Zappa is actually going to run the 2014 Iditarod
race this March!
Saturday's Severe Storms
According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF0 tornado that touched down north of Atlanta, GA in Cherokee county.
Source: nws storm survey
a brief ef-0 tornado touched down in cherokee county georgia just after
730 am in the morning. although the total path was 3 miles...the
tornado skipped along the ground as the damage was sporadic. several
trees were downed along a path that stretched 1.75 miles ne of waleska
to 4.5 miles ne of waleska. in addition to the downed trees...a fence
near the starting point of the tornado was damaged when a large tree
fell on it.
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