Winter Precipitation Discussion, Jan 31, 2017

Weather Pattern Discussion

Upper jet currently in split pattern with southwest flow from over Pacific Ocean into Washington State and Oregon and another branch extending south across British Columbia, Canada, merging with the other jet flow. The flow then extends across north half of United States. By this weekend the two jet stream branches will start to consolidate and come off the Pacific sending a train of storms from west to east across the country.

Snowfall for Duluth and Surrounding Region

Potential for snow is high with one storm likely to produce several inches of snow for Duluth, MN Late Saturday into Sunday. Afterward as the jets become more consolidated, a train of additional storms will enter Washington and Oregon and move across MN and WI every 3 to 4 days next week and beyond. Very active pattern...FINALLY !