Good morning bloggers,

There is a very complex weather pattern that continues to cycle across the Northern Hemisphere as we move into the middle of April. The same pattern that set up last fall continues today. It was dry for almost six full months and a drought was developing, then this pattern suddenly produced 13 straight days of rain over the plains states that has alleviated that developing drought for n ow, and there is some hope that we will get wet once again in these next two weeks of storm systems. May will certainly be interesting as I am seeing the potential for a low latitude omega block which we will discuss in a few weeks.

Most of the nation is having a rather quiet day on this April 13th.  There are three main features we are tracking.

  • Morning cold rain in Chicago
  • A disturbance tracking northeast across the southern plains
  • Another storm out west

Here is the radar image as of 7:40 AM:

Lake Tahoe is getting more snow today. It has been an incredible winter season there and across most of the west.

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you have ever been skiing there, the views from high up on the slopes is unlike anywhere else in the world as you can see above.

Today’s Weather Video:  This video shows the overall pattern tracking across the United States right now. A disturbance moving northeast across the plains will bring some rain and thunderstorm activity northeastward with a very low risk of severe weather. The second system on Saturday needs to be watched and monitored closely.

The April 13th Weather Pattern from Weather2020 on Vimeo.

Have a great day and thank you for sharing in this weather experience.

Gary