Wednesday Morning Satellite And Cold Analysis

Written by on January 15, 2014 in NatGasWeather - No comments

Cold Sweeping Through The Central and Eastern US Today

 

The first in a series of cold outbreaks continues to race across the Plains and Midwest this morning and will invade all of the eastern US by tonight.  There isn’t a lot of precipitation with the front is it’s quite moisture starved, but some localized areas of light snowfall is expected, even deep into the Southeast.  The next Canadian cold front is already getting ready to advance into the US and will do so over the next two days.

 

1)  Yesterday’s weak cold front and band of light to moderate rain has pushed off the coast into the Atlantic.

 

2)  The more impressive cold front continues to sweep through the Midwest and Plains, taking aim at the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

 

3)  Cold and unstable air under the core of this outbreak will lead to some convective snow showers and enhanced Lake Effect snows for the Midwest.

 

4)   The next dose of cold is already organizing just into southern Canada and will again push deep into the US Thursday and Friday.

 

5)  Yawn.  High Pressure over the West, again.

 

 

Wednesday Morning Satellite Anayysis

Wednesday Morning Satellite Analysis

As we mentioned on the main page forecast, very little moisture is available for the cold front to convert into precipitation.  The latest radar this morning shows very weak radar echoes showing up over the Southeast.  This could lead to some very light rain or snow showers today.  Blues show very light precipitation, some of which might not be reaching the ground.  Greens and yellows show higher precipitation intensity.

As we mentioned on the main page forecast, very little moisture is available for the cold front to convert into precipitation. The latest radar this morning shows very weak radar echoes showing up over the Southeast. This could lead to some very light rain or snow showers today. Blues show very light precipitation, some of which might not be reaching the ground. Greens show higher precipitation intensity, like near the Alabama/Mississippi state line.

 

 

24 hour temperature changes from Wednesay morning compared to Tuesday Morning.  There

24 hour temperature changes from Wednesday morning compared to Tuesday Morning. You will notice two distinct regions of colder than normal temperatures.  The first is along the eastern US coastline. This is a result of mild conditions yesterday morning before a band of light to moderate rains pushed through.  The more important area of large temperature drops is over the Plains and Midwest where the latest cold outbreak has pushed into.  The Midwest and southern Plains have seen the greatest cool down thus far of 20-30°F.  The warmer conditions over and near Montana is between the current cold outbreak and the one over Southern Canada readying for a push into the US Thursday.

The current temperatures across the US at 8 am EST.  It's quite clear where the cold air has pushed into the Plains and Midwest.  It's still quite chilly over the Southeast but will be even colder tomorrow morning where a hard freeze is likely.

The current temperatures across the US at 8 am EST. It’s quite clear where the cold air has pushed into the Plains and Midwest. It’s still quite chilly over the Southeast but will be even colder tomorrow morning where a hard freeze is likely.  Much of the Northeast is above freezing this morning waiting on the colder air to invade. Much of northern Texas saw teens overnight.

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