Tuesday February 2 2021

It is Groundhog Day and it doesn’t matter what Phil says, winter is here now and looks to be sticking around for a while.   We have more snow on the way, and influence from the Polar Vortex as well.

This morning’s radar has proved the complicated forecast today.  Narrow bands of moderate to heavy snow have set up. Underneath it a coating to 2 quick inches of snow can fall. But a few miles away may miss out.

Doppler Radar Snow Snapshot  at 6 AM

Some of these areas have had continues snow for a few hours. Even if you missed out, today will bring more that can still reach your area.

February 2 weather snow radar Tuesday 6 AM



Video: Doppler Radar

Midnight to 5 AM

Watching the evolution of this band helps explain how difficult it is to make a forecast for everyone today.

Watch it evolve and expand, but still over a narrow area. It it can look like a raging storm. Outside, it may appear that the storm is over.


Morning Surface Analysis 

The Coastal Low remains stalled just east of New Jersey. It will continue to drift today. That wind flow around it will continue the banding snow and periods of gusty winds.

February 2 weather morning storm map


Storm Influence

Snow bands continues from Maine all the way to Virginia around this coastal Low.

February 2 weather Tuesday morning


Morning Temperatures 

The Winter Weather Advisory continues with temps near or below freezing, roads are still slick, event where treated.

February 2 weather temperature 6 AM

Afternoon Forecast

This is guidance and NOT PERFECT. But we see continues snow bands. This can still produce a coating to 1 inch quickly in the path, where ever they set up.

February 2 weather 2PM snow



Temperatures will be just above freezing. So a little sun will help to thaw the pavement.

February 2 weather 2PM temperatures



Looking Ahead:

We still may remain under the influence of this storm with snow showers into Wednesday.

An active weather pattern will continue with two more hits of snow: Friday (light) and Sunday (a bigger storm), then The Polar Vortex comes into play.



This will be a storm passing through the Great Lakes. It should bring milder air in, but on the leading edge we can get light snow in the morning.

February 2 weather snow Friday



This looks like a Miller A or Gulf to Coastal Storm.  It’s a one-part event.

February 2 weather snow Sunday


Polar Vortex

This core circulation will remain in Canada, but send a surge of very cold air to follow that storm into next week.


February 2 weather Polar Vortex



Temperature Outlook

A brief warm up after the Friday morning snow, then the Polar Plunge next week could bring highs only in the teens to lower 20s.  I’ve seen this product go crazy then pull back a little with long range temps.  So this is subject to change a little.

February 2 weather temperature outlook


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