Tag Archives: snow

Spring Severe Weather Season is Upon Us…But Wait, We Still Have Snow!

Just when I think spring has arrived early this year another cold front moves through and temperatures drop behind it. This is exactly what happened this past weekend across parts of the Deep South as a low pressure system and a front moved through bringing isolated severe storms and heavy rain to parts of the […]

From Severe Storms to a Blizzard…Here’s an Outlook for the Coming Days

Just when you’re looking forward to spring in a few weeks, the two four-letter words are mentioned again…cold and snow. Who’s tired of this winter weather? I bet most of you are raising your hands! Over the next 48 to 72 hours, the weather looks fairly quiet across the Lower 48 as mostly dry and […]

Snow in the North…Severe in the South

The weather has been fairly quiet across the central and eastern half of the country the past few days but that’s all about to change, starting today. An upper level disturbance will approach the Plains later today and collide with warm, moist Gulf air with showers and thunderstorms developing across the region. Conditions will be […]

Snow Causes More Headaches Today Across the Southern Plains and Deep South

What a winter it has been so far and I’m sounding like a broken record when I say more snow is expected today across parts of the Southern Plains and Deep South. A strong Arctic cold front is diving southward and will interact with a developing low pressure system bringing locally heavy snow from the […]

Heavy Snow Moving Into Central Plains

Another significant winter weather event is under way and will dive south and east across the Rockies, Plains, and portions of the Mississippi River Valley through the middle of the week. This will bring an increased risk of moderate-to-heavy accumulations of snow, some mixed wintry precipitation to the south, and gusty winds associated with the strong low pressure center.

Yet Another Winter Storm…But a Warm Up on the Way?

Snow is falling across the Northern Rockies this morning as I’m writing this and it looks to increase in coverage and intensity as we head into the afternoon/evening hours. Snow will spread from the Northern Rockies of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and northwestern Colorado south and eastward into the High Plains of Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, western […]

When Summer is Winter / When Up is Down

Here at ImpactWeather we used to have a forecast service that was called a “Weather Window.” A client, typically a photographer or cinematographer, would establish particular weather conditions needed (snow, rain, sun, etc) and when we found those conditions, we would notify the client with the necessary amount of lead time. I remember a particular […]

Hate to Sound Like a Broken Record, But Records are Breaking

Flurries (northern Metro Houston) and sleet (coastal areas near Galveston) have already been reported this morning. This afternoon though is when the precipitation should begin in earnest with accumulations in some areas nearing five inches of snow by tomorrow morning and other areas accumulating 1/4-inch of ice or perhaps even more.

The Beginning of Those “I Remember When” Stories

Rolling blackouts are what we awoke to this morning in Houston. The outdoor thermometer read 26° and the power companies are struggling to keep pace with demand. The house was still warm and it certainly wasn’t the end of the world — this New England Yankee can handle some cold! But my cats seemed to […]

Winter Wallop Happening Now

It’s all coming together in dramatic fashion today as record snowfall threatens not only such places as Chicago who are accustomed to heavy snowfall, but places like Houston and perhaps even Corpus Christi where measurable snowfall is a rarity. Accompanying the snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures where in the South especially, temperatures will not just dip low, they dip low and stay there for several days. Wind chill readings of -20 and colder will be common.