Long-Term Weather Looks ColdFebruary 18th, 2014 at 10:57 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These images are from the Climate Prediction Center. The map on the left is for the 6-10 day period (Feb. 24-28) and the second is for the 8-14 day period (Feb. 26-Mar. 4). The maps show areas where the lead forecasters think it will be warmer then average (in red/orange/tan) and colder than average (shades of blue get darker as their confidence increases in colder than average temperatures). As you can see, much of the country east of the Rockies is expected to have colder than average weather for late February and early March. The core of the cold is centered over the Western Great Lakes. Individual model maps are all pretty much in agreement that Michigan will have below to much below average temperatures. I can’t show you the European Weekly Maps, but they hold onto the colder than average pattern into mid-March. Average high temperatures are in the mid 30s now, rise to the upper 30s by the end of the month, to 40° on March 5th, to 45° on March 17th and to 50° on March 28th.