Could Christmas Week Deliver a Snowier Pattern?

December 16, 2018 0 Comments

As you know we have had a pretty dry weather pattern most of December so far in Wisconsin.  Quite a few of you are hoping for more snow not only for Christmas, but for recreation like skiing and snowmobiling.  So is there any hope in sight?  Well check out that 8 to 14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center.

The CPC is indicating a good chance of above normal precipitation from Texas northeast up to Wisconsin in the period December 24th through December 30th.  Several of the medium range models are forecasting a deep trough in the upper level flow over the western half of the United States.  This would drive significant storm systems from the Southern Rockies northeast up toward the Midwest.

They would be capable of tapping deeper levels of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.  Now even if this stormier pattern would develop, it is too early to tell if the brunt of the precipitation would fall as rain or as snow.  So, we will watch is closely for you.  Stay tuned for updates!

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StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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