posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:14 PM
So far this winter, the southeastern US has dodged quite a bit of possible snow and ice. We've had plenty of temps dipping down below freezing and
many areas (mine included) have had plenty of rain. But so far no snow.
That may be changing next week.
Reading an article on Firsthand Weaather
that was posted
yesterday about a possible winter storm system moving through the south eastern US next week:
I want to make note of a few things before I get deeper into the discussion on this potential winter storm. This has the potential to be a widespread
winter storm for parts of the Southern Plains, Southeast, Tennessee Valley, and extending into areas north of that, BUT where this storm tracks is
going to be EVERYTHING. It will determine who gets wintry precipitation, all rain, or absolutely nothing.
Basically, we are looking at this development starting Monday/Tuesday (Feb 16/17), where a couple of surface Lows will combine:
Very cold air is already pushing south. Indeed, this coming Sunday, my predicted high will only be in the 30's. Not unheard of, but quite chilly for
us, with lows in the low 20's.
The biggest (but not the only) factor is: where the Low will track. There are several ways it could go. Further north, and a lot of us will be seeing
Further south, and well.....looks like we'll be getting that snow instead:
The author of the article was predicting that it will take a more southern track.....
Guess what? As of this evening, they changed my forecast for Wednesday/Thrusday to include a small shot of snow.
Turns out, the models are showing a more southern track now.
Of course it's still early. The predictions will get better by this Sunday and certainly into Monday.