The Eastern Pacific ridge out some 1200 miles off shore along with the Western Atlantic Ridge off the East coast is keeping Arctic Air intrenched in the nations mid section. Below Zero temperature’s are common throughout much of the the mid west and Great Lakes States…. This is a pattern that will last more often than not the next week. This effectively keeps the door closed to the pacific as the upper jet is more over the Great Basin and California, with mostly an over land trajectory in a northwest flow. It is a particularly windy pattern. The next upstream system is no exception with light amounts of snowfall similar to the Monday system expected for Friday night.  High temps to remain in the 30s and 40s the next 5 days with lows in the teens and 20s….then a jump to the 50s expected by next Monday.  The next significant storm cycle looks to begin the end of the month with the Patten possibly staying active, much of the month of March…..


Dr Howard and the Dweebs……………..:-)