Cold Weather Continues
This was the view from Chapman’s Mille Lacs Resort and Guide Service in central Minnesota as temperatures dipped into the teens below zero early Wednesday morning.
Take a look at actual air temperatures and wind chill values around 10AM CST Wednesday. Note the widespread cold air across the Midwest, where in some cases, it felt more like the -20s and -30s below zero.
Dangerously Cold Wind Chills
Wind Chill headlines have been posted for several locations from the international border to the Gulf Coast Region, including parts of Florida!
Big Blob of Cold Air
This really is a big blob of cold air, isn’t it? The only few spots seeing any warmth today will be in the Southwest part of the country.
Highs today will be quite cold across a much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Note that these highs will be nearly -10F to 30F below average!
Extended Temperature Outlook
According to NOAA’s CPC, the 6 to 10 day temperature outlook through the end of the month, much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation looks to stay MUCH colder than average! Meanwhile, folks along the West Coast and Alaska look to stay above normal!
Weekend Storm Brewing
Extended model runs are still suggesting a fairly robust storm moving in by the end of the week/weekend. Heavy moisture and cold temps could play a part in some fairly significant wintry precipitation. It’ll be one to watch! Stay tuned for more!
According to NOAA’s HPC, the 5 day precipitation suggests nearly 2″ to 4″ of liquid across parts of the Middle Mississippi/Tennessee/Ohio Valley. It appears that temperatures will be warm enough for some heavier rainfall potential, but there is also a chance that heavy snow could fall across some of the area.
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