As we round out February, what can we expect of March? A groundhog called for an early spring but as much of the country looks out it's window today that doesn't appear to be anytime soon... so is winter going to stick around for awhile longer? Well it's still pretty early to tell but it would appear we stay cold as we head into March.
Our next system here in the Northeast looks to roll through mid to late week, nothing too spectacular but some additional accumulation is expected to end the month. As we roll into March, Upstatesnow.com was initially looking at a low pressure system moving to our northwest (yes you know what that means, another thaw). But it would appear that the cold arctic Canadian air is going to hold its own and keep most of the warmer air to the south. With that being said we could be in store for a snowy first week of March... we hope.
For the midwest, winter appears to hold on for the foreseeable future as the freeze line hangs well below Interstate 80, well below average for this time of year. A small clipper system moves through this week bringing a generalized 1-4" for most of the midwest. Things appear to calm down as we reach the Thursday with another system moving in over the weekend. Totals from 2-4" for most, while some areas may see 4"+. Some of the southern Midwest can expect some winter weather next week, while the LE machine fires up over the UP. For more be sure to visit JohnDee.com for his daily forecast.
More of the same for the Rocky Mountains, with substantial snows for ID, MT, and northwest WY... perfect for the 2020 Snow Shoot taking place this week in West Yellowstone. A reset may be coming for Colorado, as significant snow is forecasted for the end of this week through the beginning of next week. Avy report for WY, MT, and ID are considerable to high, while Colorado is moderate... be safe out there and be sure to check Rocky Mountain Sled Conditions before you go.