Wednesday Morning Satellite

Written by on January 29, 2014 in NatGasWeather - No comments

There is a lot going on with the weather this Wednesday morning across the US.  Several different features are driving fairly exciting weather in different reaches of the country.   The biggest story is the wintery mix of precipitation currently falling over the far southeast, leading to a rare icy mess.  Elsewhere, a much more active jet steam has pushed into the western US with heavy wet storms, which will play a big part in this weeks pattern change.

 

1)  The final Arctic front has stalled over the Southeast and has led to a narrow elongated band of precipitation that that extends from Texas, through the Gulf Coast, and well into portions of the Northeast coast.  A wintry mix of ice, sleet, snow, freezing rain, and cold rain is falling over the Gulf states, while its all snow north into the colder air.

 

2)  The back side of the trough associated with the Arctic blast is swinging through the central US.

 

3)  A fast moving Canadian Clipper will track into the northern Plains and Midwest over the next few days.  Moisture for the system to to feed off is meager, however,  there should still be a swath of light to moderate snowfall.

 

4)  A weak weather feature is coming out of the Southwest and will enhance precipitation as it tracks toward Texas while partially merging with the cold front.

 

5)  Wet Pacific storms are finally slamming into the western US.

 

Wednesday Morning Water Vapor Image

Wednesday Morning Water Vapor Image

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