COLD WEATHER 72 HOUR FORECAST SYNOPSIS…DANGEROUS WIND CHILL OVER PORTIONS OF THE U.S…ISSUED JAN. 06, 2014…5:10 P.M. EST

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Good afternoon all!…Due to a change in my work schedule, I will not be updating on Wed., Thu., and Fri.

EXTREMELY cold Arctic air will continue to spread over the U.S. during the next 48 –  72 hours.  This will be some of the coldest air we have seen thus far, and will push deeper into the south, with a great majority of the U.S. experiencing freezing to below freezing minimum temperatures during the next 3 days.  In fact, the freezing line (32f), depicted by the solid, dark blue line on the surface map, extends down into the Florida Panhandle by Thursday.  Some snow will continue through tonight around the Great Lakes area, NY State, and PA, which should begin to taper off late tonight / very early Wed. morning, with another short period on Thur.  Temperatures will begin to slowly modify by Fri., with warmer Minimum temperatures occurring over the far south by Sat.

GFS SURFACE 2M TEMPERATURE PLOT (SOLID DARK BLUE LINE = 32F)
12zGFS45

The following maps are comparison maps of the GFS and NAM models from 12Z this morning, regarding forecast station minimum temperature plots.  Bear in mind, these projected minimum temperatures DO NOT take into account the wind chill.  You may keep track of Wind Chill by using the Intellicast Wind Chill map, and scrolling at the bottom of the map to see forecast wind chill temperatures.  Sub zero wind chills are forecast over most of the nation.

12Z GFS FORECAST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE STATION PLOT 24 HOURS
12zGFS24min
12Z NAM 24 HOURS
12zNAM24min
12Z GFS 48 HOURS
12zGFS48min
12Z NAM 48 HOURS
12zNAM48min
12Z GFS 72 HOURS
12zgfs72min
12Z NAM 72 HOURS
12zNAM72min

GFSX MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FORECAST (CLICK, THEN USE DROP DOWN MENUS)

INTELLICAST NWS DOPPLER RADAR

GFS /NAM 96 AND 84 HOUR ACCUMULATED SNOWFALL FORECAST

GFS 96 HOUR
12zgfs96hoursnowUS096

NAM 84 HOUR
12znam124084hoursnowUS084

INTELLICAST FROST / FREEZE OUTLOOK

INTELLICAST WIND CHILL MAP

NWS HAZARDS DISPLAY (This map displays active watch, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts in the lower 48 US states.)

Please remember to dress warmly and appropriately for your area!  Layer your clothing…protect bare skin.  Also…REMEMBER TO BRING IN PETS!  Even though they have fur, they get cold just as we do, and will die from exposure and hypothermia!  Here is an article from the ASPCA regarding pets and cold weather:

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/protect_pets_winter.html

Have a blessed day!

T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST / SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AMS
CoCoRAHS OBSERVER
OFFICIAL SKYWARN SPOTTER (ADVANCED)

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I am a Tropical Forecast meteorologist, providing hurricane forecasts during the Atlantic Hurricane Season. I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in July of 2001. Meteorology became my passion in high school, and I have continued my educational background in meteorology since 1996, when I undertook the study of Tropical Meteorology. While working toward my degree, I had to unexpectedly withdraw from college due to my oldest sons medical reasons. I do however, meet the educational criteria of the AMS to be recognized as a meteorologist. Studies include, but are not limited to the Navy Aerographers Mate course, Naval METOC meteorology course, Meteorology 2010 Sophomore level course while attending St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL., Basic Forecasting course for operational meteorologists from Rapid WX, meteorology institute, a four month meteorological internship, and extensive research on numerous meteorological topics such as the MJO, NAO, satellite imagery interpretation, etc. I have been forecasting Tropical Weather (Tropical Storms and Hurricanes) since 1996, with my main client being three different Coast Guard Commands.
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8 Responses to COLD WEATHER 72 HOUR FORECAST SYNOPSIS…DANGEROUS WIND CHILL OVER PORTIONS OF THE U.S…ISSUED JAN. 06, 2014…5:10 P.M. EST

  1. originallt says:

    Hi Storm, today, Monday the 12th, we only got some light freezing rain up to about 9am this morning .Most Schools were delayed 2 hours here in Sw CT., a few cancelled entirely, and some opened regular time. A mixed bag. Temp. now at 11:38am, 33.5F and steady. Baro. 30.23F NW CT and up the Hudson Valley got much more frozen precip.

  2. originallt says:

    Wound up with 2″ of snow here in stamford, from the “Clipper”. Next, getting real cold again, for Friday night, and Sat. then getting slowly milder. Maybe some more snow or mixed precip. up here on Monday. Lows tonight about 10F highs Sat. about 20F.

  3. originallt says:

    Thanks, Storm, glad you are busy at work. Got down to 5F at my house this morning(Thurs.) Could have a little light snow from an Alberta Clipper, Friday morning/early afternoon.

  4. Mac says:

    19F (-7C) here in deep south Louisiana this morning. With a dewpoint of 4F and 45% humidity, there wasn’t enough moisture in the air to form frost. 40F for the high temp today! It was interesting to me that the low this A.M. in northern Minnesota where my brother lives was 2 above zero, only 17F colder…

  5. greg goodman says:

    Thankyou mr storm for the update.. we will pray for the elderly.

  6. dellamom says:

    Thank you, Storm, from the Deep Freeze … I mean the Deep South! Thanks, also, for the pet link. My dogs live indoors and sleep in a California King bed covered with cozy blankets, which they have graciously agreed to share with the humans in the home since we were silly enough to be born hairless. Prayers to all in the way of the extreme cold, and please keep an eye out for your elderly or needy neighbors.

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