Meteorologists on X are watching the next big winter storm that could dump snow across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast next week.
On Wednesday, Arcfield Weather's report showed above-normal temperatures across the eastern half would end by late weekend.
Spring is cancelled per latest European Weeklies Temp Anomalies forecast. It is like this for the majority of March. pic.twitter.com/HSwG7ZwCNX— Spot On Weather (@eulermatthew4) February 9, 2024
Bloomberg noted in a report, "The girdle of Arctic air around the north pole, known as the polar vortex, is poised to weaken and send a cold blast into the US. And because the El Niño weather pattern is in full force, the deep freeze could collide with stormy conditions on the East Coast to unleash snow this month."
"I think there are a couple snowstorms down the pipe," said Paul Pastelok, lead long-range forecaster for AccuWeather.
Pastelok continued: "A big storm or two is not off the charts here for February or early March."
Meteorologists on X have posted a series of models that forecast accumulating snow early next week for the Mid-Alantic to Northeast regions.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…— Mark Margavage (@MeteoMark) February 9, 2024
We have a model consensus!
The overnight runs of the European and GFS models have focused in on NEPA as ground zero for snow. Some details still need to be worked out in regards to storm strength, dry slot location, and amount of moisture that… pic.twitter.com/zsVeA04F7p
Storm Mon/Tue next week will set the table for a pattern change that 'could' produce a big snow later this month. This one will be a rain to snow thing for Baltimore. Hard to get big accumulations like that, but could be snowing for part of the Tue AM commute. Stay tuned...❄️🚂 pic.twitter.com/Yydv3eaMDl— Tony Pann (@TonyPannWBAL) February 9, 2024
6z GEFS vs EPS mean snowfall. GEFS is further south with southern PA to NYC in the bullseye zone. EPS is further north with a State College to Boston bullseye. Leaning towards EPS. Update with the 12z model runs. #MdWx pic.twitter.com/OAMMCfu9Xc— Ryan Kane (@ryankanerWX) February 9, 2024
Threat for #snow increasing across the Ohio Valley on Monday?— Kirk 🇺🇸 Hinz | BAM ⚡️Weather (@Met_khinz) February 8, 2024
If we can get this system to phase, we’d have just enough cold air for ❄️.
A lot of moving parts here, not a slam dunk yet, but latest @CIPSAnalogs show historically this set up produces #MOwx #ILwx #INwx #OHwx pic.twitter.com/c0s7mlGB7c
Spring is canceled?
🚨Spring is Canceled🚨— Mark Margavage (@MeteoMark) February 9, 2024
A second Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming event looms for the 3rd week of February. This means the risk for cold weather in the US is enhanced right through March, so any chance of an early Spring is now 100% off the table. The Groundhogs were wrong. Oh… https://t.co/IMEIFxQgPK pic.twitter.com/jcE46RsOu2
Meanwhile, Punxsutawney Phil - the famous groundhog weather oracle - might have been wrong in his early spring forecast last Friday.