John Wheeler, WDAY, Published February 05 2014
Weather Talk: We might see a modest improvement by mid-monthAlthough our weather has been extremely changeable through most of the winter so far, the weather pattern, itself, has been quite stable. With the polar jet stream positioned over our region oriented northwest to southeast, we have had an onslaught of moisture-starved, powerful Alberta clippers, which have brought frequent ground blizzards and cold snaps interspersed with brief warm-ups.
Now the polar jet has become more west-to-east and is showing signs of weakening over North America. Medium-range forecast models are predicting this trend to continue for the next couple of weeks. The Alberta clipper train has stopped, and so have the blizzards. And while our temperatures remain colder than average, there might be a modest improvement by mid-month.
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