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Pattern Shift - Warmer and Wetter

Jan 16 2018 10:30 AM CST| 0 Comments | Wisconsin | Long Range Forecast

Say goodbye to arctic cold and hello to above average warmth. Over the next few days the upper level ridge that has been keeping it cold and dry will be pushed east.

Upper ridge shifts east. Storminess develops in the west.

By this weekend a new pattern will take hold. The cold will exit and above average temperatures will return to the eastern half of the US. This will lead to storm development across the southern plains that will move northeast towards Wisconsin. This has the potential to be a major storm system and current simulations suggest snow north, rain south Sunday and Monday. The details will change with many days left before the event.

Ridge is replaced by below average heights over the west coast. This will lead to storm development across the country.

The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting high likelihood of above average precipitation across Wisconsin in the 6-10 Day period. A similar trend persists in the 8-14 day period, suggesting there may be more than one major storm chance in late January.

Climate Prediction Center 6-10 Day precipitation outlook


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