PAST CLIMATE MAPS
It has been a rather streaky winter so far. We've been either way colder than normal or way warmer than normal. It's been hard to get a few days of average temperatures in. The upper air pattern is mainly responsible for this as Arctic flow will dominate for a time, then milder Pacific flow. It is encouraging that it looks like we're beginning to see signs of a new weather regime --- one that is milder. I'm willing to raise my expectations for February and side with near to warmer than average temperatures.
Precipitation remains rather elusive. The upper level jet stream has kept moisture well to our south, limiting our precipitation. I think this pattern will hold and February will finish drier than normal.
Mostly cloudy skies with a passing snow are favored on Sunday and Monday, February 1-2. Light to moderate snow totals are possible.
Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 3-4. Temperatures should cool.
Clouds are expected to be on the increase along with the possibility of a rain to snow event from Thursday to Saturday, February 5-7. Light to moderate precipitation totals are likely.
Look for sunny skies on Sunday, February 8.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are favored with a chance for passing light snow on Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10.
Mostly sunny skies are expected to rule from Wednesday to Tuesday, February 11-17. Temperatures should warm nicely during this period.
Expect a more active weather pattern from Wednesday to Saturday, February 18-21. A mix bag of weather types is possible with rain, freezing rain and snow. Precipitation totals should be light to moderate.
Partly sunny skies with cooler temperatures are expected on Sunday and Monday, February 22-23.
Cloudy skies with a day or two of snow is favored from Tuesday to Friday, February 24-27. Moderate to locally heavy snow totals are possible.
Sunny skies are favored to end the month on Saturday, February 28.
Sunny skies are expected to extend into the first couple of days in March, Sunday and Monday, 1-2. Temperatures should warm.
Partly sunny skies and mild temperatures are favored from Tuesday to Thursday, March 3-5.