Winter Pattern Returns; Super El Nino Trends Point to Late Season Snow

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): A couple of cold fronts will bring a dash of snow and reinforce the chill into early next year.

SNOW: Days to expect snow include New Year’s Day (3 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with 0.5-1″. Road temperatures will be colder, so secondary streets and sidewalks will turn a bit icy. Late Wednesday to early Thursday: expect 0.5″ of snow. Another storm will brig rain and snow next weekend with snow accumulation likely not exceeding 3″.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill’s forecast and daily snowfall and temperature trends for Super El Nino winters:

How does this snowfall we had in late December factor into our super El Nino snow budget going forward through the rest of the winter? What temperature trends do we usually see emerge during Super El Nino winters in Jan-Feb-March?

January: Strong signal for a mid-month cold blast and late month warm blast. Low signal for a blockbuster storm (more than 6″) at the end of the month.

February: Strong signal for cold weather through early to mid month and moderate signal for a blockbuster snow between February 1 and Valentine’s Day. Also, a strong signal for a big spike in temperatures following the mid-month cold blast.

March: Strong signal for a warm start and colder mid-month. Also, moderate signal for snow around the vernal equinox (start of spring).


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