Warm hearts, cool feet

As you awake to another fresh blanket of snow this morning, we start to feel the north wind blow again.

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Mid February is the time when we can usually expect to see some moderation in temperatures. As I scan the weather maps days ahead, I see a little cold and a little hope for warmer temps.

A persistent polar vortex remains anchored around Hudson Bay. As long as that atmospheric feature stays in place, we stay cold. The northerly flow behind that low keeps breaking off chunks of polar air and sending them diving into Minnesota. But now as clipper glide south, they are able to briefly pull a little milder air up ahead of them. We call this a "push-pull" pattern.

After the next shot we bottom out Friday morning, then rebound nicely Saturday back into the lower 30's, before the next plunge Sunday and President's Day.

The good news is we rebound again next week. We may top out around 30 again.

Hang in there, it won't be long before the maps change and warmer air begins its seasonal push north!


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