Satellite Image of Developing Strong US Storm

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A Strong Spring Storm To  Roll Across US


A fairly impressive Spring storm will roll across the country over the next several days.  The northern Plains and portions of the Midwest will bear the greatest brunt of this storm as hefty snow amounts accumulate over the far north while moderate to heavy rainfall sets up as the storm slowly tracks east.  The latest water vapor satellite image shows a really nice weather system developing with many flavors of spring showing up as showers and storms increase out ahead of the cold front over the central US with snowfall into the colder air toward the Canada border.  The eastern US will say goodbye to the most recent storm as it tracks off into the Atlantic today while several days of moderating temperatures are expected to follow, easing nat gas and heating demand before cooler conditions return Wednesday into Thursday. Additional storms will follow for this weekend and into next week.


1)  A nice circulation remains off the Mid-Atlantic coast from the most recent storm that tracked through the eastern US the past few days.  This will fizzle and kick further offshore over the coming days.


2)  A wrap around band of snowfall continues to impact the Northeast this morning and will gradually fizzle as the day progresses.


3)  A surge of warmer conditions will push into the Midwest and Northeast over the next few days ahead of a strong weather system.


4)  The next Spring storm is already taking shape nicely with a very nice low pressure system setting up.  There is becoming a very defined center of circulation with showers and thunderstorms expected to increase throughout the day with peak heating.   The low will gradually track toward the Great Lakes and into New England over the coming days.


5)  There could be some hefty snowfall amounts over the northern Plains and into portions of the Midwest as a fairly impressive wrap around snowband slowly tracks through.  Snow amounts over 6″ is possible within the core of this snowband as it plays out over the next few days.


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Monday morning water vapor satellite analysis



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Thunderstorms will increase into Tuesday as more favorable conditions set up as warm conditions race out ahead of the cold front, providing fuel to storms.

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