Rain for Monday night

Low pressure system will deepen as it tracks north into the upper Midwest today and tonight. Most parts of the state will most likely see near a half inch or more of rain. Unfortunately we have to be on the warm side once again. Places that have seen snow will get some more, back in Minnesota and the Dakotas. There is a potential for places along the lakes to see a inch or two of snow once the cold air mass moves through. Severe threat lies in the South where Mississippi and Louisiana could see some boomers. Again a pretty powerful storm to produce severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes on one end, and blanketing snows on the other. After the front passage, highs in the lower to mid 30s can be expected.

Clipper-like system will travel down from Canada this weekend bringing the chance of some snow showers. Not sure which model has the handle on this system yet. The GFS shows a widespread coverage, and the NAM shows a smaller group spread further south. Will nail it down as the week goes by.

Will start ‘Winter’ tagging on the 1st of December. Don’t really follow the seasons, just how cold it is outside! And right now it does not feel much like Autumn.

If you ever want to relive the beauty of the Earth, have  a look at this ‘full-disk’ image over the Pacific Ocean shot by GOES-11. On it you can clearly see a band of convective storms outlining the ITCZ or Intertropical Convergence Zone. This usually defines the general area receiving direct sunlight along or near the equator. This shifts based on the season or sun’s zenith point, right now it should be on its way southward as the Earth revolves around the Sun in its typical cycle. Very neat to see the ITCZ this will defined as well as take a tour around other spots of activity. Credit image to: NASA-GSFC, data from NOAA GOES

I know some of these acronyms I spout off can sometimes be distracting or confusing for some, but I should have a new page up soon with some explanation for some of these.


About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

One Response to Rain for Monday night

  1. dad says:

    That is a cool picture of the earth!!!!!!
    Thank you, Dad

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