High’s in the 70’s for St. Louis. Snowpack here in Minneapolis dropping 8″ in 3-4 days. Even that famous groundhog said spring was coming early. The way people have been acting around the country the last week seems to have proven one thing, they’ve totally forgotten what the calender on their cubicle wall still says… FEBRUARY. A large trough is digging into the Western US, pumping a ton of rain and mountain snows over the Golden State and sweep its way through the Intermountain West. What this means for all of the people sick of winter around the Twin Cities and other portions of the Upper Midwest? A possible 6-12″ snowstorm from here through the Great Lakes to portions of New England, along with significantly colder temperatures behind it, albeit only for a day or two. Just enough to remind people that it’s still winter, regardless of what giant, shadow-fearing rodents say.
Side note: Last Thursday, Nowata, OK hit an all-time state record for low temperature, plummeting to -31. Yesterday, they topped out at 82 degrees. That’s a 113 degree swing in one week. Now THAT’S impressive.