Groundhog Day: Winter Should Return Next Week

Groundhog Day: Winter Should Return Next Week

Screen Shot2016-02-02 06_15_04February 2 – The sky is clear in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania, which means that Phil ‘should’ see his shadow.

UPDATE: Phil did NOT see his shadow this morning, calling for an early spring. But the sky was clear, so this is not what should have been reported. He obviously does not have access to the European Model.

Tradition follows that we ‘should’ have 6 more weeks of winter.  There are many other reasons why I believe that will be the case, but according to the world famous weather rodent, that is what I expect. Then again, there have been years with a cloudy morning that he sees his shadow, and he has a less than 50% track record. Needless to say, this week will remain mild, after today!

We wake up with some icy spots as the clear sky allowed temps to drop well below freezing while snow melt and fog lingered overnight. The warm up will push in ahead of the blizzard tracking through the nation’s heartland and hitting Iowa today. The warm winds ahead of the storm will bring us Wednesday. The strong winds will bring us close to the record high of 66°F (set in 1932), which will feed thunderstorms and potential severe weather.  The main threat will be flooding from rain and snowmelt on already challenged waterways.

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Flood Watch

Southern Pennsylvania is under a Flood Watch. But considering that water has to flow south. So Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay is downstream so this could be extended.

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Rain Timeline:

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Energy Aloft:

Prime time will be afternoon

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Temperature Outlook

Notice the mild temps hanging through the weekend. There will be a coastal storm early next week, but the cold air might not be here in time. That is the debate that is why I am not showing storm forecast maps. There is a lot of energy in the atmosphere, so there will be more chances for snow next week.

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Limited Edition FITF Shirt: I Survived the Blizzard of 2016

I had to show you this new way to commemorate our storm. Thanks to the people at Carroll County Screen Printing, we’ve made this limited Blizzard 2016 edition Faith in the Flakes shirt. It is black with white print in short sleeve.

29.2″ was the official Baltimore snowfall January 22-23, the all time top storm!

Sweet 16

I figured in honor of the Blizzard of 2016, this should be kept at $16.

It is now the top item in our new store page.  Order now as it will only be available until Thursday Feb 4. Then we go to print. This keeps the cost down :-)

See all the other styles including new color options for the popular Baseball T and others in the FITF main page.

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