Extended outlooks are more general in nature than the daily short term forecasts. Beyond a week, there is often significant uncertainty in the location and intensity of specific weather events. I will note where there is less, or greater, confidence than normal in these extended outlooks.
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Here is the latest short term weather forecast.
- After Friday’s big snow and ice storm over the Northeast, the pattern will change to a series of weaker storms. These systems will mostly impact the Pacific Northwest, Inter-Mountain West and northern Rockies.
- Cooler than normal for Texas
- Cold weather remains for New England.
- High temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s as far north as Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri by early March.
- Dry for California except in the far-northern portions of the state.
Outlook for Friday – Sunday 25-27 February:
— Major snow and ice storm for eastern Great Lakes and the Northeast this Friday. 6-12 inches of snow likely for parts of New England. Ice for MD and PA.
— On Saturday, rain moves onto the WA, OR, and northern CA coast. Also rain for eastern TX and the lower Mississippi Valley.
— Some snow on Sunday for the northern Rockies and the Northeast. Light rain for the Southeast.
Outlook for Monday – Wednesday 28 February – 2 March:
— On Monday, more rain for the Pacific Northwest, with high snow levels.
— Tuesday and Wednesday will see rain and snow across the Pacific Northwest, Inter-Mountain West and northern Rockies; snow levels remain high.
Here are the temperature, precipitation and snowfall outlooks for Friday – Wednesday 25 February – 2 March
Temperature and precipitation outlooks for Tuesday – Saturday 1-5 March
Temperature and precipitation outlooks for Thursday – Wednesday 3-9 March