January 23, 2019 09:41 PM
If the long range is any indication, that looks to be the case. Okay. I'm not talking about Henry the 8th, rather another round of frigid air in the middle of next week.
Long range guidance is depicting a situation that brings an air mass into the Midwest that originates from the North Pole region. It's cold. I mean... really cold. Even colder than the -10s and wind chills in the -30s that are expected on Friday.
If the situation happened exactly how it is being presented by guidance, we'd be talking about our coldest temperatures (and wind chills) in many years. Is it likely to happen? Not at this stage in the game. That said, even though the situation will likely evolve with time, but there air earmarks to the pattern that give credence to this cold air materializing. At this point I have -23° for a low next Wednesday. That is taking into the account that I expect some moderation to occur in the guidance away from the extreme. Seriously? That shows just how potent this one is expected to be... even if the cold grip weakens a bit. As always... we'll be monitoring the timeframe very closely.
Updated: January 23, 2019 09:41 PM
Created: January 23, 2019 09:40 PM
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