Record Setting April Snowstorm Buries Parts Of U.S. Midwest

Have you had enough of snow?

The record-setting blizzard buried parts of Pennsylvania in nearly three feet of snow, but the state's storm-weary residents may be surprised to hear what's coming their way for February through April.

February 2016 will begin with a surge of mild air across the eastern United States, the "polar opposite" of February 2015, according to AccuWeather.

And a major snowstorm that appeared to be heading Pennsylvania's way will dodge the state and veer towards the east in the Atlantic Ocean.

"February will begin with a significant change to the weather pattern across the eastern United States," AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said in an AccuWeather news release.

Although a storm system is forecast to bring snow and severe weather to the Midwest, mild air from the Gulf of Mexico will surge northward and bring a stretch of above-average temperatures.

"While the Blizzard of 2016 brought significant snow and cold across the mid-Atlantic states, the next few storms will track to the north and west of the region, allowing mild air to build across the region," Duffey said.

There could be plenty of rain, however, which could fall to lead to coastal, small stream and river flooding in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The Weather Channel provided a similar forecast, which was provided on a map that can be found here.

As the February storm across the central U.S. heads northeastward, temperatures in Pennsylvania will be above freezing to allow precipitation to fall mostly in the form of rain, according to AccuWeather.

Warmer-than-normal weather will be in New Jersey that, forecasters say, will be followed by a "cooldown."

After one of the warmest Novembers and Decembers on record across much of the eastern U.S., January 2016 will end within a few degrees of normal in most locations, according to AccuWeather.

Despite the milder weather, high temperatures will remain well below record levels. Record-high temperatures will range from the 50s and lower 60s across New England to the 60s and lower 70s across the mid-Atlantic and 80s across the Southeast, according to AccuWeather.

How mild it will get will depend on the interaction between the milder air and the current snowpack across the mid-Atlantic, according to AccuWeather. A larger snowpack will limit the amount of warming across a region versus an area with little or no snowpack.

"In addition, as mild air moves into the region, fog could form at night over the snow-covered areas," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

Source : https://patch.com/pennsylvania/plymouthwhitemarsh/s/fklla/details-released-on-pa-weather-forecast-for-february-april

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