Monday, March 3, 2014

What happened to all the snow?

If you heard ( or read here) a foot of snow was in the forecast Friday and did not check for updates over the weekend, then woke to see no snow Monday morning, you might think that no storm had ever formed.
This storm was forecast to bring an extensive swath of snow and ice as it moved into colder air over the Central and Eastern states. While the storm did evolve, the wintry precipitation corridor set up farther south than originally forecast.
Storms from the Southwest often lose their punch crossing the Rockies. Since the storm became weaker than expected, it was easily overwhelmed by a push of dry, frigid air from the north over the weekend.
As Mark Twain said, "If you don't like the weather....wait a minute!"

That's why weather forecasts are continually updated.
The bad news is that the frigid air that kept the big snow well south of us will provide us with what might be the coldest temperature we will see until next winter tomorrow morning with overnight and Tuesday morning lows of between 10 and 15 degrees and winds resulting in near zero wind chills.

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