For the second day in a row our temperatures topped 40 degrees. The last time that happened was December 31, 2010 – January 1, 2011. The snow continues to melt rapidly. Our current snow depth is down to 8 inches. On February 2nd, the snow depth was 17″. Take a look at the visible satellite from the plains. Watch the snow disappear in just two days.
Touch the image above to watch it go from February 11th to February the 13th and watch the snow melt before your eyes.
The warm weather will stick around all week and 50s are possible on Thursday. Check out the RPM forecast for Thursday afternoon.
Check out the 70s pushing to Omaha and the 60s making it all the way to La Crosse. The only fly in the ointment in this forecast is if we have such a thick fog/low cloud overcast that the temperatures will be held down. The southwest wind on Thursday may be strong enough to mix the drier air aloft down to the surface. There is a lot of extra moisture at the low levels right now due to all of the melting. This can often lead to fog and low clouds. Even if we have the clouds/fog, I still think our temperature will approach 50 degrees. One thing I am sure of, by the end of this week we will have very little snow left on the ground.
The next shot of precipitation comes on Friday, but the low stays north and west of us. That means rain as opposed to snow. The rainfall looks to be pretty light. The GFS and Euro are in good agreement on this and it matches the LRC well.
The low will be fairly strong. This will bring us strong winds on Friday and as the low passes by to the north temperatures will drop during the day.
Enjoy the taste of spring.