Thursday Morning Satellite Analysis

Written by on January 9, 2014 in NatGasWeather - No comments

A big pattern change has taken place over the US and it has led to a fairly sloppy looking satellite image this morning.  So while it is much warmer across the central and eastern US, it is still quite active as several weather systems will impact the nations weather over the coming days.  The most notable weather feature is a low pressure system near Texas which will blow up over the next 36 hours and lead to moderate to heavy rains across much of the eastern US Saturday.  The pattern change also brought active weather to the western US with several storms impacting the region.

 

1)  A very weak upper level weather system will track across the Northeast but it won’t provide much weather besides some clouds.

 

2)   A low pressure system has set up near Texas.  This low is not much to speak of now, but Friday and into Saturday it will kick out of the South and blow up into a fairly strong rainstorm as it tracks across the eastern US with some places receiving an inch or more of rain.  There isn’t a lot of cold air to work with, so snowfall will be confined to areas into the colder air, mainly across the far north.

 

3) The big pattern change brought a more active jet stream to the Pacific Northwest with many weather systems moving through providing valley rains and mountain snows.

 

4)  This is a very disorganized weather pattern with a sloppy ridge over the west-central US.  It’s more about the flow being somewhat zonal, allowing systems to track across the US fairly easily.

 

Thursday Morning Water Vapor Satellite Image

Thursday Morning Water Vapor Satellite Image

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