Good morning bloggers,
A storm continues to show up in our area around one week from tomorrow. We will go over the details below. Someone got creative in Oklahoma City Tuesday. Francis Leenders sent me this picture. Look how they used an entire yard’s worth of snow to make this snow dinosaur:
Yesterday I asked if you think it will snow again this season. I said yes it will and I was confident and still am confident that this good chance will arrive later next week. The part of the LRC that brought us snow on New Year’s Eve will be cycling back through next week.
You can click on either of the next two maps for a larger view. This map shows the 500 mb chart from New Year’s Eve. This comes from cycle 2 of this year’s LRC and is related to the same part of the pattern around November 10th where there was also a similar trough swinging through the southwestern states. This is one of the few storm systems that has brought our area some accumulating snow this season.
This next map show the 500 mb forecast from the 06 GFS model run. The models have been very consistent in bringing this next trough into the west coast very similarly to what happened in the past two cycles. A cold air mass is also forecast to be in place or at least very close by as this storm swings out into the plains later next week. in December the snow producing wave weakened as it approached Kansas City, but it held together long enough to bring us some snow.
This surface forecast map above shows the potential snow making storm in our area next Thursday. It still appears to be a short window of opportunity for snow, but the models have at least been consistent. It fits the LRC (LRC Blog) and we are still in peak snow season but time will be running out within a few weeks for snow lovers.
At least we have something to track in the coming days. And, there is a lead storm ahead of this one early in the week that has some potential to bring a fairly quick band of precipitation as well. Have a great morning and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather blog. Perhaps it will get rather exciting next week.