Weather Update – January 19, 2012

Weather Update – January 19, 2012


* Snow moves into the interior today, spreading towards the coast and into New England overnight

* Snowfall should transition to a lake-effect snow near Lakes Erie and Ontario overnight

* Highs will range from the single digits in northern Maine to the 40s in West Virginia and near Chesapeake and Delaware Bays



* Dry and mild conditions are expected across the region

* High temperatures will be between 15-20 degrees above seasonal averages for much of Texas

* Highs will range from around 40 in western Virginia to around 80 in South Texas and South Florida


Mid West:

* One system will bring some snow to the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley today and tonight, with some lake-effect snows developing near the Great Lakes behind it tonight

* A second system will move into the Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley tonight, bringing a chance of snow to these areas

* Bitterly cold wind chills are expected this morning in the Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, and the western Great Lakes, with colder than average temperatures expected in these areas today plus into the Central Plains and the Mid-Mississippi Valley

* Highs will range from single digits below zero in northern Minnesota to around 50 in western Kansas



* Rain and snow will begin to shift southward into California and spread inland to the High Plains today into tonight

* Heavy snowfall is possible in the Cascades and the mountains of Idaho, western Wyoming, and northern Utah

* Windy conditions are expected at times in the Northern High Plains; combined with very cold temperatures, this will lead to bitterly cold wind chill values

* In contrast to the cold in the Northern High Plains, very warm (for January) temperatures are expected in the Four Corners and the Great Basin

* Highs will range from around -10 in northwestern Montana to the 70s in the Lower Colorado Valley and in eastern New Mexico


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