Monday, January 27, 2014

Polar Vortex Strikes again: "...snows near the coastal areas of the Carolinas."

Yo' to all my peeps in International Falls, MN...Come check out Bellingham, WA. Yes , you can live next to the 49th  parallel without the -31 F temperatures. 
Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 346 PM EST Mon Jan 27 2014
Valid 00Z Tue Jan 28 2014 - 00Z Thu Jan 30 2014

Temperatures will continue to plunge behind the Arctic boundary that swept through the eastern third of the Nation on Monday. The combination of falling temperatures and gusty winds will make for bitter conditions...and the strong winds blowing over relatively warmer lake waters should allow bands of snow showers to continue to set up downwind of the Great Lakes the next few days. The big story...however...will be farther south as the Arctic front slows down while pushing off the Gulf and Southeast coasts. Moisture working its way north of the boundary should help fuel an expanding area of precipitation across the Deep South and Southeast on Tuesday. Given the fresh supply of Arctic air invading the region...a mix of snow...sleet...and freezing rain is expected within the northern fringe of the precipitation shield...and even portions of the Gulf Coast should see a winter mix by Tuesday evening. In area of low pressure deepening along the front will bring even more moisture inland over the Arctic air in place while it lifts away from the Southeast coast Tuesday night into Wednesday...allowing for a wide swath of accumulating snows near the coastal areas of the Carolinas.

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