Satellite Analysis Of Key Weather Features

Written by on March 18, 2014 in NatGasWeather - No comments
A Fresh Weather System Spinning Up Over Northern Plains

 

Today’s water vapor satellite image shows many of the key weather features affecting the nation’s weather in a nice but sloppy fashion.  The weather system that brought moderate to heavy rains over the Southeast coast will push offshore this morning.   This will allow high pressure to briefly build into the central and eastern US with temperatures warming nicely during the afternoon.  This again will be short lived as yet another weather system is already spinning up over the northern Plains and will track across the northern US over the coming days bringing a fresh cool down leading to near or above normal nat gas and heating demand over the highest use states of the Midwest and Northeast as cooler air over southern Canada is tapped.

 

1)  Yesterday’s weather system that brought moderate to heavy rains over the Southeast is now just about completely offshore over the Atlantic.

 

2)  A sloppy weak high pressure ridge will build into the central and eastern US today providing a decent warm up compared to Monday even though the day will start a bit on the chilly side.

 

3)  A fresh weather system is starting to take shape over the northern Plains.  It’s quite unorganized but will spin into a more robust low pressure system Wednesday as it tracks through the Great Lakes and toward the Northeast with a wintry mix of precipitation including accumulating snowfall of several inches into the colder air toward the Canada border.

 

4)  There is some chilly cold Canadian air that will be tapped by the developing weather system, but the amount of cold air is not overly impressive and will lead to only slightly cooler than normal conditions over the highest use states of the northern US.

 

 

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