It has been a rather volatile winter season this year with large swings in temps and periods of wintry weather which are typical in La Nina winters. As we put met winter to rest, who is ready for met Spring? Well, those who are looking for an early start to Spring (unlike last year which began in earnest in February) this year will likely paint a different story. Is it going to roar like a Lion at the open??? There is a storm which fits the LRC pattern and will likely become a large impacting system across the Plains/MW region to open up the month. The active pattern is not going to let up as March Madness will be the theme, centering most of the exciting weather across our sub forum.
I strongly believe this month will be packed with winter storms (possible blizzard or two?), severe wx, cold start...warm finish??? The magnitude of high latitude blocking that will has become established early this month will set the stage for an active storm track across our sub forum.
I'm encouraged to see the moisture pattern show signs of it retrograding back farther west into the Plains if you take a look at the latest CFSv2 trends. Based on the LRC pattern, and where I believe we are heading, these maps look good to me.