Good Thursday night! I hope your week has been great so far. Mine has been busy but pretty good. The weather has been gloomy and cold the past few days, but we will look up here soon. Actually the weather has been boring as of late and will actually stay that way for at least another week. Then we should start to see some changes. Let me show you what is going on.
Here is what is going on right now. Look at the area of high pressure out to our west. This is forcing the Jet Stream up north into western Canada and forcing it back south across the central plains. This allow us to stay cold, but at the same time it is blocking any big systems to work in. This is the same part of the pattern that we have on December 1st, 57 days earlier.
Back on December 1st, the High pressure was pushed a little farther west, but still we had the cold temperatures in place then like now. High will start to warm a little bit for us over the next couple days into the lower 40s. This is still below normal but looking better.
So lets jump down the road into Superbowl weekend.
A system works through next Saturday and Sunday. As of now it looks like mainly rain but needs to be watched.
However, the next week on the 7th and 8th, is when we should get another blast of cold air that could be arctic.
You can see the huge system across southern Canada. This is the same system that gave us the arctic blast on December 11th.
If we can get the arctic air, this is what provide us with better chances for winter weather for the rest of the month as we renter this stretch of the pattern. However, the bottom line is we aren’t in the best pattern again this winter to get big winter storms. We will see a few chances for winter weather in February, and then we will be done. I think we have three chances for a storm in February and that is it.
Check out my long range forecast below.
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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
Next Week: A mild start to the week with the second half of the week cooling down just a bit. We should be on the dry side most of the week until a storm system with rain chances work in on Saturday.
February 5th-11th: A cool start to the week with chances for rain or snow on Sunday. Staying cold through the week with slight chances for rain or snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dry the rest of the week with cool temperatures.
February 12th-18th: Mild with rain chances again on Sunday and Monday. With colder air working in, we could see a little bit of snow for Valentine’s Day. Temperatures warm right back up and stay mild into the weekend.
February 19th-25th: A mild start to the week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then cold for the rest of the week.
February 26th-March 4th: A cool start to the week with rain and snow chances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Staying cold the rest of the week.
March 5th-11th: A cool start to the week with chances for rain on Sunday. Mild temperatures return by mid-week with rain chances on Thursday.