More Rain, But Where’s The Snow?

I’m welcoming the January thaw.  I want this old crusty snow to melt away, so we can have fresh snow… in February!

While we kicked off the new year with the first two mornings of 2013 with lows of 5° in the Quad Cities, the past two days have been balmy by January standards with highs of 40° and 43°.  Today could be just as warm or warmer.  This is the warmest we’ve been since hitting 45° on December 18, 2012, which led into the pre-Christmas blizzard across Iowa and northwestern Illinois.

If you recall back in December, I was being a little selfish wanting winter to hold off until I got to New Orleans for our cruise and Mother Nature listened to me.

Now, I have one more request.  If it has to snow and I know it’s good for some businesses and some people love it, do it next week.  I want the weather to be tranquil and quiet from January 23rd-28th for my travel to and from Las Vegas.  After that, we can have all the snow we can handle in February. 🙂

After a nice day today, rain, not snow, is in the forecast tomorrow as low pressure tracks right over the Quad Cities.  This is the forecast map for 9 p.m. Thursday.

Most of us will easily pick up more than one-half inch of rain and some parts of the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys could see close to an inch!  And, I know my fish pond would welcome the rain water.

There will be another storm moving through the Midwest early this weekend, but I think most of the energy with rain and snow will be to our northwest.

Saturday night and early Sunday, a system to our southeast could clip us with some light snow.

Other than that, winter is on hold across the Mississippi Valley.

If you believe in long-term forecasts (or are desperate for snow), NOAA’s extended models do bring some very cold air to the Midwest and the chance of a decent snow for us around January 23, 2013.  Here’s the map, but I have very little faith in it this far out!

Have a great day and enjoy the mild temperatures.  But, whatever you do today, remember this folklore:  “He who drops a coat on a winter day, Will gladly put it on in May.”

Keep your coats with you today!

Anthony

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cinchy on January 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Love the weather forecasts 🙂
    And I had never heard THAT folklore !

    Reply

  2. The warmish weather can stay for the rest of winter as far as I’m concerned! Love that you are still doing your thing Anthony! Keep it up and I hope you have a lovely day! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Posted by Kerry Riley on January 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    We had snow now it can go. 🙂

    Reply

  4. Posted by Jill Mattan on January 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Have a Great Day Anthony, BTW, love your Blog. Keep up the good work ❤

    Reply

  5. Posted by Michelle on January 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    1 storm is enough. Waiting patiently for spring.

    Reply

  6. Posted by Kathy Hyson on January 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for the update Anthony…it makes me miss seeing you on air though. 😦

    Reply

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