Arctic Blast Possible in Early February

Any type of frigid temperature outbreaks have been relatively calm over the past few weeks. However we are watching something that could be moving through at the end of the first week of February. After all, tomorrow is February 1st! We are another month into the pandemic and hopefully things will start to revert back to normal soon. Anyway, let’s talk about the expected upcoming cold.

On the GEFS, a cold wave will move into the eastern US around the 7th or so. This might not be bitterly cold but there will be an upper-level trough over the East Coast, which could provide storminess for yet another winter storm. But the question is where, as we do not know yet.

How about the Euro? This model also has a cold wave for a large area, but is more centered in the central US. Time timeframe is the same, around February 8th. Can this cold make it east? It could. This model may not be in complete agreement just yet.

Therefore, we are saying that around the 8th we can expect some kind of cold outbreak, but we are not certain of the magnitude. It could be a significant cold snap or cold wave, but the way things have been going it could only be temporary and then a warmup after.

The Euro operational does have frigid air to our west around the 8th, and that could make it east. But it’s not certain just yet.

Please stay with us and keep checking back on our site and FB page for updates!


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!