Bitter Cold Today & Tonight

Well, that was certainly something. Most of you are probably waking up to a new snow depth around 1 foot. This is probably the worst forecast I have ever delivered and I think it’s important to be upfront about that. I don’t like it at all and will learn from this weather event to be better prepared for the next one.

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Temperatures as of 6 AM have dropped to around 9°. The snow has finally pushed to the southeast of the region. Wind chills are right around zero thanks to a northwest wind. The cold will settle into the region today.

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Highs will only go up a couple degrees from here. The latest HRRR model says we’ll be lucky to reach the teens! Given northwest winds, it will feel more like zero much of the day.

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Very cold conditions are expected overnight. Lows may drop to around zero. A few flurries can’t be ruled out due to the extreme cold. The HRRR suggests temperatures around 10° at 10 PM, but this just seems to warm to me.

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I’ll have another, regular length forecast later today. I want to see how models handle the fresh snowpack, which can throw off temperatures. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great snow day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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