PAST CLIMATE MAPS
February is expected to experience near normal temperatures over much of the Midwest. Precipitation is expected to total above normal for much of the Midwest with near normal to below normal totals over the western Dakotas.
Fair skies are favored to open the forecast period with plenty of sun from Sunday to Wednesday, Feb. 1-4. As far as Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, I suspect he will see his shadow on Monday, Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter weather.
Clouds are expected to be on the increase with a winter storm passing over Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois from Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Locally heavy precipitation totals are likely with falling temperatures.
Sunny skies and cold temperatures are favored for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9-10.
Fair skies are expected on Wednesday, Feb. 11 with a winter storm favored for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 12-13. Locally heavy snow totals are possible with falling temperatures.
A fair sky with little or no snow is favored from Saturday to Wednesday, Feb. 14-18.
Passing light snow is expected for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20.
A sunny sky with warm sunshine is favored over the weekend of Feb. 21-22.
Clouds and snow are expected for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24. Locally heavy totals are possible with seasonable temperatures.
A mix of sun, clouds and passing snows are favored from Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 25-28. Snow totals should be light with warmer temperatures.