Snow and Ice Cover Much of the NE U.S. (U.S. Winter 6th Warmest!)

GOES Visible light image of a very snowy northeast today.

GOES Visible light image of a very snowy northeast today.

More cold air is coming next week as well with long range numerical guidance indicating temps. will stay WELL below normal for most of next week.

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The intense cold over the north, contrasted with the warmth in the tropics has produced a jet stream with winds approaching 180 mph around 6 kilometers above the surface (`30,000 feet).

From NCAR.

From NCAR.

It may surprise you to learn though that for the U.S. as a whole, this has been a very warm winter. So far, it’s the 6th warmest on record! See the info below from the NOAA Nat. Climate Data Center.

From NOAA/NCDC

From NOAA/NCDC