- A piece of the polar vortex is coming south. We are later in the year and have a much higher sun angle than what we saw back in January, so this won't be nearly the cold outbreak we saw then. Still cold for late February/early March.
- Plenty of northern stream disturbances will be swinging around it. There will be chances for these to team up with a piece of Pacific energy to give us our storm (although I'm not seeing as much of an active southern flow as we saw last week)
- There will be a bit of suppression from the polar vortex initially. This will make it tough to get much more than late blooming storms that head harmlessly out to sea.
- The polar vortex cant stay this far south forever...Once it relaxes, i think that's where our chance at a storm will be
- Between figuring out when this relaxation period is and when/if we can time up the northern and southern stream energies...the best thing to do is wait..especially with how the models handled energy with polar vortex interaction earlier this winter
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Enjoy Spring Now; Winter Returns Next Week
First things first..be sure to get out and enjoy these temperatures through the rest of the week and weekend. We will be a good bit above normal with most locations getting into the 50s and even some 60s east of the mountains. This will definitely rid areas of most of their existing snow pack.