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Snowy/Cold Blast: 5 Days Out

By: Buckey2745 , 3:53 PM GMT on November 07, 2013

I've held off posting anything at all about this storm, but the GFS has been pushing the idea for the past couple days of a snow for our area. And right now it could be a few flurries or quite a few inches, it is absolutely impossible to tell this far out.

With Certainty
So the facts. Here's what we are pretty sure WILL happen. An unusually early clipper system will be pushed down through the Great Lakes out in front of a very strong arctic high. Aloft it'll be cold enough to snow, and with a nearly 1040mb high pumping in the Canadian air I get the feeling it could stick on the grass:

GFS Tuesday morning

This is something I'm confident will happen. We will definitely get hit with an arctic blast, and we could see a few days next week with the high not even making it out of the 30's.

With Uncertainty
Will there be a southern low that develops south of the arctic high? The energy for that is still over the northern Pacific so it's hard to tell if it'll translate across the country. But... if it does... all models now are picking up on our first ridge runner of the season. And with the Canadian high in place to the west, we would be in for a decent accumulation on Wednesday:

GFS Wednesday morning

We're 5-6 days out on this. I'm not ready to make a prediction yet. The media hype machine is already cranking on this one. So now we wait. We watch every model run. We note the differences every 6 hours. And... we wait some more.

Could we be in for a snowy November? It hasn't happened here in quite a while.

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