Snow Cover Map…Cold…Wednesday Blog Preview

Watch News 12 Today at 5, 6, & 10 p.m. for the latest on the cold air and our next chance of snow!

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  This week’s blog entries will be full of lots of new information that many of you probably have never heard about.  Tomorrow’s(Wednesday) blog will be in introduction to a weather theory that I learned about while working in Kansas City and had a chance to see in action for 3 years.  This theory cycles in the weather and how they can be used for long range forecasting.  It should be a very informative entry and one that should create lots of questions.

One week ago today we were getting ready for a very big storm!  This storm brought as much as 18″ of snow to southern Wisconsin, but very little to locations along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.  That one storm put a large blanket of snow across the nation’s mid-section which is now helping to reinforce each cold punch of arctic air.  One of those spells of cold is upong us right now.

Here is a map of the snow cover across the Northern Hemisphere.

As long as this huge snow pack continues to exist we will continue to see each cold punch have a bite.  Think of snow cover as ice cubes in a glass of water, the ice cools the drink, or in this case the ice(snow) the atmosphere.

With the snow on the ground tonight and an arctic airmass over head our lows should drop into the single digits above and below zero inland, with single digits near the lake.

Somtimes models have a hard time with lows when snow is on the ground, so the map below is the NAM forecast temperatures for Wednesday morning.  I think temperatures will be a little cooler than this.

That’s it for today, make sure to check back on Wednesday to find out more about the weather pattern theory known as the LRC!

Have a great day and tune into News 12 for the very latest on the forecast!

Jeremy Nelson

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5 Responses

  1. Hi Jeremy, Brrr is right. Only got to 20 degrees in La Cygne, KS. But that is probably a heat wave if that temp was in your neck of the woods. Looking forward to a slight warming trend for tomorrow and Thursday.

    • Thanks for stopping by. Looks like you missed this last snow in Linn County, KS. I’ll send you some:)

  2. I bet they can’t wait to here about the LRC, very interesting!

    Happy Holidays,
    Skylar

  3. So, what? you’re not renaming the LRC the JRC? =P

    I know it’s cold up there, so location may or may not make a difference, but since I’m stupid and have never lived by a big lake, I need to ask this question: Is it warmer when you get closer to the big lake, or is it warmer inland? It’s a simple question, but you know…

  4. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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