Winter Weather 2023 23 – While the beginning of January began with unseasonably warm weather across much of North America, last week’s weather was more wintry. Jimenez’s term is almost over, but another winter storm is looming that will bring lots of snow to parts of the country, from Texas to Maine, by the middle of this week. The frontal system will also bring more severe weather with the potential for strong winds and some tornadoes farther south and southeast.
A swath of possible deep snow will develop from the southern Rockies across the central Plains into the central Mississippi and Ohio Valley, around the lakes and out to the northeast. The northeastern United States could see significant amounts of snow as the system is expected to deepen and could develop into a nor’easter winter storm later this week.
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Over the weekend, outgoing Storm Jimenez left a fair amount of snow across the Central Plains and Midwest all the way to the Great Lakes. The satellite image below shows a cold front moving across the East Coast, extending to the Gulf Coast.
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Along the West Coast of the United States, a new wave is forming in the upper atmosphere. It will move farther south into the southwestern United States and deepen its core to a low point on Tuesday.
Below is the list for this week. A new wave appears over the southern Rockies, bringing another winter storm from New Mexico to Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday. The system then strengthens significantly as it moves northeastward across the central United States. Wednesday and Thursday cover millions of people across the country, from the Plains to the Ohio Valley and Maine.
With and before Winter Storm Cassandra, severe weather will spread from eastern Texas across the lower Mississippi Valley into the southeastern United States from Tuesday into Wednesday evening. Cold air from the north is expected to move behind the storm later next week, and will likely continue until the last weekend of January 2023.
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Let’s take a closer look at the potential impacts of a new weather system across the country this week.
The overall weather pattern this week across the contiguous United States shows a large wave emerging from the west and developing a deep frontal system over the southern Rockies toward the Plains on Tuesday. The decline deepens significantly on Wednesday, moving from Texas and Oklahoma into the lower/middle Mississippi Valley.
As a powerful jet stream moves over the Rocky Mountains, an approaching winter storm will likely spread snow across more than 20 states. Although the string will not be as wide, it will stretch from New Mexico to Maine.
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The deepening upper fire is causing the surface frontal system over East Texas late Tuesday to gradually deepen its central pressure as it moves east-northeast Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, a high pressure system is forming over western and northwestern North America. This shifts the winds more northward over the plains, causing southerly cold and increased winter gusts.
Meanwhile, deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is moving north, causing widespread rain and severe weather along the Gulf Coast Tuesday evening. High humidity is also being moved to the cold side by new winter storm Cassandra, which is feeding heavy snow across parts of the southern Plains.
This frontal system is expected to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Some severe storms are likely from southeastern Louisiana to southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama and into western Florida.
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The new winter storm will track slightly south compared to the last storm, Jimenez. With the greatest impact covering parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Then also to the northeast through the Ohio Valley. Snowfall will be heavy across the southern Plains on Tuesday as the winter storm intensifies.
Snow is expected to fall in Lubbock, Texas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Tuesday. About 5-8 inches would be possible. Snow will spread from Texas and Oklahoma to the east and northeast into the Midwest on Wednesday evening. This includes major cities in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cleveland and maybe Chicago.
Depending on how far south the cold snap reaches, Dallas-Fort Worth could also see some snowflakes late Tuesday evening. The last time it snowed at DFW Airport was last February, while precipitation averages about 1.5 inches per year.
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The system will continue to move northeast from Wednesday into Thursday, and will likely become a deep surface depression over the northeastern United States. The next northeasterly storm could occur Thursday into Friday. With heavy snowfall and blizzards, everything has a greater chance of developing.
The amount of snow depends largely on where the surface frontal system develops and the core of the winter storm. The weather models are in perfect agreement with a swath of heavy snow stretching from the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma to the Northeast.
Snow is also expected on the eastern slopes of the northern Rockies, central Montana and Wyoming as winds pull moisture into the mountains.
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It’s difficult to predict exactly where most of the accumulation will occur until the winter storm arrives. However, heavy snowfall is expected from the Panhandles through central Oklahoma into northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Snow will start falling Tuesday afternoon, with up to 8-10 inches of snow possible in some areas by Wednesday morning.
As the system heads toward the Ohio Valley, a strong jet stream in the air could significantly impact snowfall totals in the area. On the average model track, Cassandra’s most likely path will be from south Texas and Louisiana northeast into Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening.
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This will result in major cities being affected by heavy snowfall, including St. Louis. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and later Buffalo, New York. Snow amounts are expected to range from 5 to 10 inches in the path of this winter storm.
In the Far Northeast, the heaviest and heaviest snow is likely to fall in northern New York and New England on Thursday. The system will likely dump wind-blown snow in the northeastern part of the country. Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will see heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions. More than 20 inches of snow could fall by late Thursday. Travel delays are expected.
Boston is also likely to see snow, although a potential storm track is expected to pass the city slightly to the north.
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Because of the waves deep in the air, a strong jet stream will also spread across the southern United States, creating an environment ripe for severe thunderstorms from eastern Texas through the lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama and northern Florida.
Thunderstorms will begin in East Texas Tuesday afternoon as the winter storm strengthens north. Strong jet winds and the transport of large amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico should cause dangerous storms.
Far eastern Texas and south-central Louisiana will be exposed to the strongest storms. It can bring heavy rain, strong winds and even tornadoes.
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As the winter storm deepens at the surface and intensifies toward the Ohio Valley on Wednesday, the system’s main cold front will extend from North Carolina through Alabama and Georgia to the Eastern Gulf Coast on Wednesday afternoon.
Thunderstorms, including severe thunderstorms, will likely develop again and spread quickly from west to east across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle into Georgia through Wednesday night.
An emerging ridge to the west and a frontal system over the central and eastern United States will push cold air southward on Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be about 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal in late January.
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Cold weather is expected Thursday and Friday across the southern states, from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas to Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley.
Temperatures will gradually rise again over the weekend as conditions improve, and the effects of the winter storm will weaken as it moves from the northeastern United States on Friday evening.
Follow us as we continue to cover the most extreme weather events that could affect many people across the planet.
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