Happy Tuesday! :)
Since Winter started on 21 December the U.S. overall has been the coldest in 5 years and snowiest in 30+ years. Much of that cold and snow has been the Eastern half of the U.S. while the West remains the warmer, drier spot. December overall was the snowiest in 8 years (mostly the Great Lakes, Northeast and early month Southeast).CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW
The cold and snowy trends continue for the front half of January with no major changes to the overall pattern of colder/snowier Eastern half of the U.S. warmer Southwest. The first 2 weeks of January trending the coldest in 3 years (5th coldest of the past 30 years) and snowiest in 7 years (6th snowiest of the past 30 years). This first week of January is near record cold trending the coldest in over 30 years for the Northeast, Southeast, 2nd coldest in 30 years for the South Central, 4th coldest for the North Central but #1 warmest for the Southwest.
A couple of snow storm threats with the first this Thursday along the East Coast. Models have been shifting West bringing more snow to the entire East Coast, even deeper into the Southeast. Main snow threats are East Coast 8th-9th and Midwest - interior Northeast 12th-13th. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.
Hope your 2018 is off to a great start!
-Capt Kirk out.