Temperature trends are key 

Posted: 5:47 am Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

The strong southern sun allowed for a lot of melting yesterday and the strong winds and dry air helped sublimation and evaporation to dry things out, while areas in the shade left untreated remain icy.

So the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle is critical to safe driving.

SHORT-TERM FREEZE CYCLE TEMPERATURES:

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MEDIUM-TERM TEMPERATURE TRENDS (above red and below blue):

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ENSEMBLE POINT TEMPERATURE GUIDANCE:

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“January Thaw” weather returns for a while with winter relaxing for 2-3 weeks.

Colder than normal spells expected to return again later in February with February and March expected to average near-normal a tad above-normal over the 60 day period but with more big swings. At least one more round of winter precipitation or at least a close call would be no surprise before we settle into a spring pattern for keeps.

TUESDAY NIGHT-WEDNESDAY AM SNOWFALL AMOUNTS:

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This season now officially ranks in 11th place for snow in history, the most since the winter of 2013-14.

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