9-Day Extreme Weather Outlook
February 25-28, 2013 Extreme Weather Outlook
The major winter storm will continue to push through the Southern and Central Plains, brining very copious amounts of snow to the region, some places could see upwards to one foot or greater by the time the storm moves through. Also today we will be focused on the warm front as it pushes northward along the Gulf Coast Region, This will be the center point for Severe Weather along with very heavy rainfall; some large hail and damaging winds could extend through the region as well.
The end of the period will see a push of very cold air from Canada that will move across the Northern Plains and filter in behind the storm system.
March 1-4, 2013 Extreme Weather Outlook
This period will have the major snow storm finally pushing out of the plains and into the northeast, where there could be upwards to six inches of snow for places like Boston, while the warmer side of the storm should provide the other big cities such as New York and Baltimore with mostly rain. The other big news will be the push of that strong cold high pressure center that will build in from the Northern Plains and expand southward into the Gulf Coast and southeast United States. The overnight lows along the Gulf Coast and into northern Florida could be set to fall below freezing again; this would once again put some sensitive plants in danger of being frozen or damaged from the cold.
March 5-8, 2013 Extreme Weather Outlook
This period will start with an Alberta Clipper system moving through the Northern Plains that will push snowfall amounts of one to three inches across the Dakota’s before moving into the Great Lakes region later in the period. A second stronger southern storm will develop around March 6th and push its way through the Southwest United States and out to the Central Plains again, this storm will bring with it another round of heavy snowfall for places such as Kansas City, and possibly into Chicago. There will be a lot more rain with this storm as it pushes more warm Gulf moisture northward. This will create a wide spread area of rainfall from eastern Texas northward into the Tennessee Valley, and then southward across portions of Florida and back along the Gulf Coast. There will also be the potential of another round of Severe Weather setting up over the Gulf Coast region as the warm front will again push through this area, providing the area with lift and instability, which will lead to the formation of some super cell thunderstorms again.
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