Winter Weather News


2017-2018 Long Range Winter Forecast

Meteorologists Brian Ivy, Robert Carroll, and Mark Spencer sit down and bring us a preview of the 2017-2018 Winter forecast.  Take a look at what the weather will dish out in North America this season! A Summary of the Forecast A weaker La Nina will allow for higher pressure to bring in cooler temperatures from Canada while a Pacific jet stream will bring moisture off of the ocean.  Those two conditions should collide and create wet conditions in the Pacific …

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Winter Weather Research Tools Available

Researching Past Snowfall is Tricky Winter Weather Research is a bit tougher than going to your favorite search engine and expecting a decent response.  Oh, you will get a number of results but, more often than not, you will get the Weather Channel and its’ competitors or you will get an article designed as “click-bait” which you will no doubt click on – Not actual Research… OR      You will inadvertently click on one of the many web resources …

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Get Off Your Rear – Snow Back in Forecast

Milwaukee – The January thaw comes to an end this week. As early as tonight and Tuesday, a wintry mix hits the northeast. That means work! Here are the areas most likely to see 3-6 inches of snow and sleet:   The area in blue can expect 3-6” of snow and sleet. This includes northcentral Pennsylvania, most of upstate New York, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Midwest Gets Snow Too Snow is not just confined to the northeast. Snow returns …

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Melting Away in the January Thaw

Milwaukee – Is it warm where you are?  If you live in most of the United States and Canada, it probably is. The western United States, western Canada and Alaska are the only locations with below average temperatures on January 18th. After a cold beginning to 2017, the temperature tables have turned and we are looking at a week or more of warm temperatures. And this isn’t slightly above normal warmth. This is potential record warmth for some locations. In …

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Winter Outlook – January 2017 Update

  Meteorologist Mark McGinnis brings us a January 2017 Winter Outlook Update for Snow Plow News. Recently we have seen temperatures throughout the Northern US hover near the freezing mark, allowing a lot of our snow to melt.     January 2017 Winter outlook Four of the last five weeks we have seen the El Nino pattern in neutral and the current La Nina phase will slowly fade away. What can we expect over the next few weeks? Well stay …

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Introducing the New Interactive Snow Forecast Map!

Knowing your need for information about the next snowfall, we have created an interactive snow forecast map with help from the NOAA maps so you can know exactly when you will get hit with the next snow.  No need to try to catch the news and no checking multiple different zip codes on a weather site to get a sense of how much snow each part of your territory will get, just hop on over to our map! You can …

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Cold & Snow Finally Coming in 2016!

Snow Weather if Finally Coming! If you look at the image above you will note there is a high probability of snow in a band of weather stretching from Wyoming to Minnesota.  The cold air pushing south is finally going to bring seasonal temperatures and for most of the US, the first significant snow fall of the season.  In this next image, you can see how little snow has accumulated this season so far, and only in the mountains on …

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Lake Effect Snow Basics

11/8/16 Milwaukee – Cold air, significant cold air, is finally forecast to arrive for most of the northern United States in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  Our very warm Fall has meant little snow and even less Lake Effect Snow.  We talked about this last week, when we published an article on the end of the mild fall weather.  As stated in that article, the mild weather has been shared with many of Canada’s cities. The second half of …

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An End to Our Mild Fall Weather

November 2, 2016 Milwaukee – Much of the United States and southern Canada have enjoyed mild temperatures since September.  Yes, there have been a few brief shots of cold and light snow east of the Rockies, but not many.  Many Canadian cities enjoyed the mild temperatures in October, too.  The only cities east of the Rockies to experience colder than average temperatures were Calgary and Edmonton.  Here is a chart of the October warmth: City October 2016 Temp (°C) Normal …

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