Following this storm, more brutal cold to follow. Why is it so cold? Well the simple answer is the massive ridge of high pressure out over Alaska..
The image above sums this up and in the 10 day period there is no sign that this pattern will relax.
As for big storm threats, there is nothing I can talk about at this time. Given the fact we have a cold pattern that will likely extend into early March, I can not rule out one significant storm (10"+) before this winter is all said and done. In the meantime, there will be more light to moderate snow events.
Yes it has been very cold this winter and with the exception of Boston area marginally average for snowfall. The NAO has played a culprit in this as it has not really been negative at all this winter. There are no signs of it going negative anytime soon which makes me realize things do have to fall into place perfectly for a classic east coast snowstorm.
As for my winter forecast the temperature part of the equation is doing ok at this time..
The snowfall has a lot of holes to fill in except for in New England..
So lets see how the final quarter of winter plays out. I will update more on tonight's storm later today.