Chilly and unsettled into mid-February!

February 4, 2019 0 Comments


It looks like February may try to level the playing field a bit for this winter.  We have had below normal snowfall generally, but that should be changing.  We have a storm track that will deliver snow and mixed precipitation bearing systems to our region every few days.  The Climate Prediction Center’s 6 to 10 day outlook certainly indicates as much.

For the period February 10th-14th they are projecting colder than normal temperatures in much of the western two-thirds of the nation, including Wisconsin.  The higher likelihood of being colder than normal is located west of Wisconsin, from the Dakotas to the Pacific Northwest.  On the other hand it should be warmer than usual in the southeast United States.

Meanwhile precipitation is forecast to be above normal in much of the nation.  The largest chance of above wetting than normal covers California and Nevada along with a strip from southeast Missouri to Kentucky.

Hopefully the snow that does fall in our region won’t continually melt or get rained on.  We need to it to build up to a solid foot or so for optimal recreation including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  Let’s hope for the best!

About the Author:

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

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