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The blocking pattern will remain in place through the end of the month and probably well into February. This will lead to storms going from west to east across the country with what we call “overrunning” snows on the north side of the storms.

This is where the cold air remains across the northern tier of the country and warm air is forced over the cold air causing snow and ice. You can get widespread snows from each of the events and that’s why when you look at the operational models snow cover, notice how the snows are confined to areas mostly north of I-64 which runs form Kansas to West Virginia.

The question becomes, will any of this storms as they hit the East become a monster of a storm, which if you look at the GFS and CFS, they both say yes. Even with the PNA going negative you can get big East coast storms, so don’t let your guard down because things may happen fast.

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  1. So, when the heck is northern New England going to get their snow? I’m so disgusted with this winter. I want it OVER! It is over for us! Not a thing at all in the long range that gives us any hope. All the graphics you display have the storms going west or south of us and the snow cover map shows little to nothing for this area. Not blaming you Henry, just airing my frustrations and disappointment.
    This is from our local NWS this morning: 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑦 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑎 𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑑𝑎𝑦. What a sad forecast for all that enjoy winter and winter activities and live in this area to enjoy a full winter.

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