Friday, February 27, 2009

Temperature Contrasts Spell Severe Weather

A large cold front is sweeping across the eastern part of the country, kicking off some severe weather in the mid-south.

Severe thunderstorm watch #37 is current in effect for southern Arkansas, and portions of Mississippi and Alabama. I think a sliver of Louisiana is in there too.

Yesterday there were 90 degree temps across central Texas. Meanwhile it is near 0 degrees near the US/Canada line.

On the backside of the cold front, after some strong to severe thunderstorms, a little wet snow may mix into the picture across the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri, and maybe even middle Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama by tomorrow.

I don't think anyone is expecting much at this time but you never know this time of the year....the weather can be pretty dynamic!

Areas in and around Marquette, MI are snowed in this morning after heavy snow and winds up to 45 mph hammered the region all night.

According to my uncle Leonard, who is in his mid-80s, this has been one of the roughest winters in his fading memory, which speaks a lot!

Here is verification of that...read this article about the ice coverage on Lake Superior.

The smaller lakes, like Erie and Ontario, typically freeze over, and sometimes entirely. But it's quite rare to see this much ice on massive Lake Superior.

Today is my 31st birthday and I am off to work then go out with friends. And tomorrow we are all going to snowshoe up at Copper Mountain! So have a great weekend, I will be back with you on Monday.

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

    I did some snowshoeing myself while I was in Wyoming a couple weeks ago. Have a great time.

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  2. I do believe yesterday was the first day I've experienced three hours of lightning and thunder... in mid-February. What was that all about?

    Anyways, picked up 2.18" of rain (by weight, anyways... which is pretty much the only way I do it 'til it stops freezing in the morning). Roughly 0.40" above the February monthly average. Crazy!

    Rob
    Carol Stream, IL

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  3. Up the road a bit from Rob, many people in Northeast WI experienced Thundersnow yesterday. I personally did not, but I did witness the most intense sleet of my life. I suppose you could compare it to a hail downpour for over an hour straight.

    I love reading the intensities that is Marquette, MI. Happy bday Chris!

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  5. Happy Birthday Chris!

    I'm currently waiting on severe weather (Meridian MS). So far... nothing.

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