The Super Bowl snowstorm threat has …fumbled!
While many snow-lovers were hoping for a touch-down with significant snow in the northeastern United States this weekend, the ingredients just aren’t coming together.
To create a weekend snowstorm, we needed cold air across the Mid Atlantic and Northeast and we needed an atmospheric disturbance across the northern part of the continent to sync up with one in the southern part of the continent and slow down near the East Coast.
While the cold air is there, the northern stream and southern stream systems are staying independent and never have a chance to meet. And with a fast flowing weather pattern and a lack of a block over the eastern Atlantic, there’s nothing in the cards that would get these systems to slow down and/or dance with each other.
The end result is an area of low pressure will bring light snow shower activity across New England while another system will create some rain showers over the open waters of the Atlantic south and east of the Mid Atlantic. If these two systems were to slow down or come together, there’d be much more action; but the odds of that are very low at this time.
While the weather is noticeably colder than it was in the last two weeks of January, there is no clear signal or high confidence that a winter snow storm is brewing over the next 5+ days for the eastern United States.