First accumulating snow of the season on the way

76836_10150131093599167_639419166_7799880_4065233_nThere are two different chances for accumulating snow in the next week to ten days. The first (and lesser) chance will be this upcoming Tuesday when a strong cold front/low pressure system moves through the area. While I believe the precipitation will be winding down too quickly by the time the cold air filters in, last night’s GFS model threw out an accumulation of 4.5″ from its solution. I just don’t buy into that right now, but this is reason enough to monitor the models this weekend nonetheless.

I believe a more significant system is coming next weekend as we’re seeing repeating waves of low pressure in a track from the Gulf of Alaska into the Pacific Northwest. As low pressure develops in Colorado next Thursday, a warm front will set up just to our south which may provide us with some freezing drizzle. As the low ejects out of the Rockies, we’ll need to pay close attention to the track. Models now are taking this from Kansas City to Indianapolis with a moderate level of available moisture. While this doesn’t appear it’ll be a full fledged winter storm, from this vantage point it could easily be enough to get the shovels out of the garage for the first time.

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This post was written by qni_it on November 26, 2010

8 Comments so far

  1. tony November 26, 2010 5:15 PM

    Bring on the snow. I am so ready for it.

  2. BUB - Belvidere November 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    come on 4.5″

  3. BillNole November 26, 2010 5:27 PM

    I’m getting tired of typing up posts and then getting Javascript error messages… It happens on all 5 of our computers, so I’m doubtful it’s on my end, but stranger things…

  4. BillNole November 26, 2010 5:27 PM

    Oh sure! That one goes through just fine…

  5. Cyndy November 27, 2010 1:35 PM

    NOOOO, say it isn’t so!!!!!

  6. Shirl November 27, 2010 3:55 PM

    Yes!!! My prayers are finally answered? Bring it on. We are way overdue!

  7. WI Weather Buff November 27, 2010 5:32 PM

    Eeuuww, I gotta drive up to Minneapolis Thursday aft (home Fri night). Am I gonna get clobbered?

  8. BillNole November 27, 2010 5:43 PM

    I hope the roads are good for your drive WiWB, but dangit, I NEED SNOW!!! Plus, I’ll be coming from the East on Thursday PM. Wait a minute… What’s the lake-effect gonna look like Eric???

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