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February 3, 2011 / Dave Gorham

Hate to Sound Like a Broken Record, But Records are Breaking

Plenty of daily, and seasonal snow and cold records have been set the past few days but as the Northeast and Midwest catch a short break today under sunny (but cold!) high pressure, it’s now coastal Texas that will deal with wintry precipitation. In fact, flurries (northern Metro Houston) and sleet (coastal areas near Galveston) have already been reported this morning. This afternoon though is when the precipitation should begin in earnest with accumulations in some areas nearing five inches of snow by tomorrow morning and other areas accumulating 1/4-inch of ice or perhaps even more.

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Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch. Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.Today. Strong high pressure allows sunshine, but with frigid temperatures in places like Tulsa, Des Moines and Indianapolis (highs in the mid-teens), Pittsburgh and Newark (highs in the 20s). Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.

Tomorrow. Accumulating snow from coastal Texas to Kentucky; thunderstorms are likely in many Gulf Coast locations. Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.

Saturday. As the prolonged cold in the South begins to wane, focus turns to the Northern Plains and Great Lakes as the next winter storm brings more snow and cold to the region. Additionally, broadsnow returns to the Northeast. Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.

Sunday. The Great Lakes along with the central and northern Plains accumulate more snow. Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.

Monday. Warmer winds from the Atlantic allow a brief warming from the Northeast before even more snow arrives on Tuesday. Strong winds and heavy snow create blizzard conditions for the Upper Mississippi River Valley and Midwest while another surge of cold air reaches the Gulf Coast. Image: ImpactWeather StormWatch.

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