Happy Valentine’s Day from Weather Watch 12. I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine. Not too much of that in the upcoming forecast. We have enjoyed four days in a row with sunshine. I believe that is the longest stretch of sun we have had since November. Temperatures were cool, but the sun is getting stronger and daylight hours are getting longer.
For maybe the first time in modern history, 49 of 50 states have snow on the ground. It has been a remarkable winter for the mid-atlantic with Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia setting their all time snowfall records. Amazingly, they have more snow on the way on Tuesday. The only state without snow on the ground right now is Hawaii. However, I would not be surprised if some of the highest mountains in Hawaii have some snow. This is not unusual for them. Dallas, Texas had a record-breaking daily snowfall of over a foot on Friday. As for southeast Wisconsin, we have not had a huge amount of snow, but we have had snow on the ground for most of the winter. Take a look at the snow cover map from Saturday.
On Saturday, 68% of the country was covered with snow. One year ago it was just 34%. By today, just 63% was covered. The snow in the deep south will melt very quickly.
We have a little bit of snow in our forecast. Light snow will begin after midnight tonight and continue off and on until about midnight Monday night. Accumulations will be very light with up to an inch possible. Here is the latest high-resolution model of the snowfall forecast:
Take note of the huge snow forecast south of Lake Superior where up to 2 feet of snow may fall. The rest of the week is quiet and cool until Saturday when there is the possibility of snow. Stay with weather watch 12 for the latest. Thanks for reading.