Monday, March 26, 2012


9:15 AM EDT 3/26/12 (Forecaster Mike N. and While the changes we have been talking about for the eastern U.S. are here, much of the nation will be dealing with the same type of weather, a stark change from recent patterns.

The southwest will start to dry out as the storm in the west moves off to the northeast. This will bring showers and snow showers into areas like Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. This storm system may also kick up some thunderstorms in the Northern Plains as a strong southerly wind brings moisture from east of the mountains. 

East of the Rockies, this wind will create a significant fire concern across the region. The Storm Prediction Center has given an extreme fire risk to portions of eastern Colorado for Monday. Dry air, sun, and windy conditions make for a dangerous time for fires. Red Flag warnings and High Wind Warnings are currently all over the western plains region along the front range of the Rockies. 

In the east, a deep trough is starting to dig southward behind a passing cold front. As a result, Freeze Watches and Warnings have been issued for much of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic for Monday night/Tuesday morning as cool air returns to a region that has been enjoying extreme warmth! 

Our featured zone today in Facebook: Central Colorado due to the significant fire risk over the region. 

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