PAST CLIMATE MAPS
I don't know if it's a sign to come but it's a positive sign that even though we've missed out on some winter storm events, states to our south and east received some nice precipitation totals in the recent weeks. The deep cold of the last portion of January sent the storm track well south, but that is to be expected this time of year. As we move into late winter we should start looking for signs of the storm track moving north, and with that, moisture. February is our driest month of the year, so if we can total near average, that should be considered a win. I think we should total near normal.
Arctic cold hit the state pretty good the third week of the month, and it took awhile for it to move out. I think we'll see colder than normal temperatures lingering through the first half of the month before we see temperatures moderate to normal and above normal for the last half of February.
Sunny skies and colder temperatures are expected from Friday to Sunday, February 1-3.
A mix of clouds and sun is favored along with passing light snows from Monday to Wednesday, February 4-6.
Sunny skies are expected on Thursday and Friday, February 7-8.
Prospects are good for a mix of sun and clouds with passing snows for Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10.
A period of sunny skies is favored from Monday to Monday, February 11-18. Temperatures will begin cold, and then slowly warm through this period.
Clouds and passing snows are expected from Tuesday to Thursday, February 19-21.
Partly to mostly sunny skies are favored from Friday to Sunday, February 22-24. Warmer temperatures are expected.
Look for increasing clouds and one good precipitation event from Monday to Wednesday, February 25-27.
A sunny sky is favored on Thursday, February 28.