NWS Says Recipe is Right for Snow in Missouri & Illinois Soon
The National Weather Service is warning that even though we haven't had much snow so far this winter, the recipe is right for Missouri and Illinois to both see snowfall and possibly soon.
I want to be clear that this is not a forecast. It's an interesting share today by the National Weather Service in St. Louis. They're stating that technically we have less snow now than the historic winter of 1911 and 1912 did by this same date in January. The NWS is also sharing forecast maps from the Climate Prediction Center showing two key factors for the next couple weeks. Lower temperatures combined with higher than normal chance for precipitation equals snow could be in our near future.
(In my best Jim Carrey voice): So you're saying there's a chance?
The Climate Prediction Center is saying that over the next couple weeks, the recipe is right for snow. Doesn't mean it'll happen and no, it's not a forecast. The weather nerds are telling us to not get too excited just yet about not having much snow so far. There's a lot more winter still to go. Stay tuned.