The Storm Report Blog For January 25-26, 2013
Left Map Analysis: Last eveningâ€™s satellite does show the energy that is developing over the Central Plains region this will combine with a low pressure system that will push through the Alberta, Canada region later in the day on the 24th. The energy from both systems will combine and push across the region.
Right Map Analysis: This is the situation that is setting up for this 25th and 26th storm system that will move through the Northern Plains as a clipper system. It will gather the energy from the south and push eastward with the potential of being a significant snow storm for many locations. Some of these places along the East Coast will see their first significant winter weather of the season. The yellow line shows our projected track of the storm over the next few days as it moves from the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes and picks up some moisture and energy before moving into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region by the 26th. The blue line is our projected snowfall region some of these places will see over six inches while others will see just a few inches. The pink line in the south is our projected rain and snow mix line especially around the Memphis Metro area.
Looking at the potential impacts of this storm for certain cities and how they will be impacted. (These conditions are for January 25-26).
Minneapolis, MN: The 25th will start out snowy for the region as they could see upwards of few inches of snow, more likely around two to three inches. The winds will be moderate from the Northwest around 20-25mph along with temps falling to near 12-16F creating a wind chill below zero for the time period. By the evening of the 25th the majority of the snow should have pushed out of the region leaving it partly cloudy and cold with low temps around zero to minus five. The winds will be out of the Northwest 10-15mph along with wind chill values near -20F. The morning of the 26th will leave the region cold with temps around zero to negative four an wind chill values near -15F.
Chicago, IL: The snow will be in the region during the morning commute on the 25th with total snowfall amounts around three inches. The winds will be strong from the Southwest around 15mph as temps will be in the 22-26F range. The evening will be mostly cloudy with strong winds from the Northwest around 25mph which will create wind chill values near 15F along with that low temps will fall into the 20-24F range. The morning of the 26th will be mostly sunny as the front will be well east of the area leaving behind moderate northwest winds around 20mph along with temps in the 15-19F range. The winds will bring wind chill values to around minus five.
Memphis, TN: The 25th will start out as Rain and Snow possibly turning to all snow with the possibility of seeing one to two inches of accumulation by the time it finishes. The winds will be from the Northwest around 15mph along with temps in the 38-42F range. The evening will bring an end to the precipitation as clouds will begin to clear out as temps fall to around 35-39F along with moderately Northerly winds around 15mph. The 26th will be clearing out and colder as temps will range in the 25-29F range along with northeasterly winds 10-15mph which will create a wind chill value near 15F for the region.
Detroit, MI: The morning of the 25th moderate snowfall will be pushing through the area and will continue into the early evening time period with total accumulations near four inches. The winds will be from the Southwest around 10mph slowly shifting to the Northwest. Temps during this time period will range from around 18-22F along with wind chill values dropping below zero. The 26th the region will begin to clear out and temps will fall to around 15-19F along with moderate Northwesterly winds near 15mph creating wind chill values near zero.
Buffalo, NY: The 25th will be a snowy day across the Metro area with the chance of seeing upwards of three inches during the day. The winds will be from the Southwest 10mph slowly shifting to the North 5mph around evening. The temps will range from the 16-20F throughout the day and into the evening. Also look for wind chill values to fall to the single digits above zero. The morning of the 26th will be cloudy with a few lingering snow showers and temps in the 16-20F range along with blustery Northerly winds at 10mph which will put the wind chill value down to near zero.
New York, NY: Friday will start out partly cloudy across the region with temps in the 18-22F range along with moderate Northwesterly winds around 10mph which will create wind chill readings near zero. The afternoon and evening will bring in the snow to the region with the possibility of seeing upto two inches of snow during the day on Friday. The temps will moderate a tad during the evening rising to around 20-24F. Saturday will bring clearing skies to the region with temps in the 20-24F range along with very strong Northwest winds near 25mph which will create wind chill values near -6F.
Baltimore, MD: The 25th will see a mix of snow and clouds with total accumulations near three inches total. The winds will be from the Southwest around 20mph along with temps in the 20-24F range this will create a wind chill near zero. Saturday will bring clearing to the area and strong Northwest winds around 25mph as temps rise to the 24-28F range along with wind chill readings near five above.
Boston, MA: The snow will move in by early afternoon on the 25th and it will become heavy at times with the chance of seeing total snowfall accumulations around four inches. The winds will be strong from the Northeast 15mph with higher gust. This will bring a wind chill value to around -10F as air temps will be in the 15-19F range. The evening will start with more snow, heavy at times, then it will slowly begin to clear out overnight as winds remain strong from the Northwest at around 15mph with wind chill values near -5F. The air temps will fall to around 14-18F. The 26th the weather will start to clear out and the winds will remain strong from the Northwest 25mph along with wind chills below zero.
Past 24hr Storm Summary: The last 24 hours this storm has been pushing onshore over Western Canada and it has brought some moderate snows to Western Canada. The storm will slowly begin to push towards the Alberta Region.
24hr Storm Impacts: During the next 24hrs, the storm will move into Southern Canada and then pass through the Northern Plains, bringing light snowfall amounts to the Dakotaâ€™s before pushing into Minnesota. Once the storm moves into the Great Lakes region, it will begin to draw moisture off the lakes and gain strength. This could lead to heavier lake effect snows for some regions across the Eastern Lakes. By the evening of the 25th, the storm should be pushing into the Northeast and this will then force snow and cold into the Northeast through the overnight hours. The storm should clear the entire coast by Saturday Afternoon, leaving in its wake some cold air and colder wind chill values as another taste of the Arctic moves back into the region.
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