Thursday, January 28, 2016

Major Storm System To Start February

For about a week now we have been talking about the beginning of February and the possible significant storm system.  We'll be on the warm side of this initially and that means we have the possibility for strong to severe thunderstorms.  Much colder air should follow as winter roars back.  At this time, I don't see any moisture involved with the cold air return, but February is usually our snowiest month.  For those asking if we'll see more snow this winter, I think the chance is good.  It's not a matter of if, but when in my opinion.  At this time, I don't see anything over the next 7 days though

This video goes over

  • The possible near record breaking high temperatures this weekend
  • How the next storm system will impact Arkansas
  • The possibility for northwest Arkansas light snow
  • New snowpack to the north may influence our return to cold weather
  • The chance for cold weather to last for awhile.


2 comments:

Mitchell McDill said...

I agree that February seems like the month with the most winter weather but I saw some data that the Little Rock NWS office put out that shows January has the majority of the winter precip. But from my memory it seems like the period from about Feb. 10 to Feb 20 is good for something wintry almost EVERY year in Arkansas. For optimal accumulation potential December or January would be the best due to the lower sun angle. The sun angle is getting higher by Feb. & I think it causes winter events to be shorter lived.

Mitchell McDill said...

I agree that February seems like the month with the most winter weather but I saw some data that the Little Rock NWS office put out that shows January has the majority of the winter precip. But from my memory it seems like the period from about Feb. 10 to Feb 20 is good for something wintry almost EVERY year in Arkansas. For optimal accumulation potential December or January would be the best due to the lower sun angle. The sun angle is getting higher by Feb. & I think it causes winter events to be shorter lived.