By John Bagioni, Fax-Alert Weather Service, LLC
In case you have not stepped outside yet today, the weather has shifted here in Indiana! In fact, it is the coldest weather pattern of the Winter for our region. This weather shift will produce a long-running, colder than normal pattern with a couple of bitter cold arctic intrusions. Needless to say, this is likely to create a major spike in heating demand.
To show how potent this cold regime will likely grow starting late this weekend and continuing next week, here is the 5-day temperature anomaly prediction from Saturday evening, February 6th on through Wednesday February 10th.
The core of the cold intrusion spans from Iowa eastward into Ohio and Indiana is showing 5-day anomalies averages around 25 degrees below normal temperatures! That is one solid cold pattern. We are likely to see bitter cold conditions early next week with widespread sub-zero readings. I will continue to monitor and update this pattern evolution, but right now the message is clear!
For the complete meteorological report, click here.
Meteorologist John Bagioni, FAX-ALERT WEATHER SERVICE, LLC