A Serious Weather Pattern Change Is Coming…

Ryan Hall, Y'all
11 Mar 202408:12

Summary

TLDRA major storm system is expected to bring severe weather, temperature swings, and snow to the central US, starting Tuesday. The combination of Pacific moisture, Canadian cold, and Gulf warmth is anticipated to produce hail, damaging winds, and possibly tornadoes. The storm will intensify, affecting the Rockies and bringing heavy snowfall. Warm air and cold air collision on Thursday poses the most significant threat for severe weather, particularly in the South Central US. Meanwhile, the west coast will experience cooler temperatures, but a new ridge will bring warmth back by the weekend. The video also highlights the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th and recommends ViSiSolar safety glasses for viewing.

Takeaways

  • 🌤️ A high-pressure ridge is causing spring-like weather in the central US.
  • 🌪️ A storm system from the Pacific Northwest will bring severe weather, temperature swings, and snow.
  • ⏰ The storm's impact will be felt starting Tuesday, with severe weather potential in the central US.
  • 🌡️ The storm combines Pacific moisture, Canadian cold, and warm Gulf air, leading to temperature anomalies.
  • 🌧️ The Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains will experience snow and rain, while the central US will have thunderstorms.
  • 🌀 The storm will intensify on Wednesday, with heavier snowfall in the Rockies and increased risk of severe weather.
  • 🌦️ Warm air from the south and cold air from the north will continue to fuel the storm system into Thursday.
  • 🌩️ The most significant severe weather threat is anticipated for Thursday, especially in the South Central US.
  • 🌔 The total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, is a must-see event, and special safety glasses are required to view it.
  • 🧤 After the storm, colder air will move in, affecting temperatures and potentially causing lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes region.

Q & A

  • What weather phenomenon is currently building in the central US?

    -A big ridge of high pressure is building in the central US, leading to mostly nice and spring-like weather.

  • What is expected to change the weather conditions in the central US?

    -A storm system diving in from the Pacific Northwest will change the weather conditions, leading to severe weather, temperature swings, and snow across the country.

  • When will the impacts from the storm system be felt in the central US?

    -The impacts from the storm system will start to be felt on Tuesday, with a chance of severe weather in the central US.

  • What types of severe weather are expected with the upcoming storm system?

    -The expected severe weather includes hail, damaging winds, and possibly isolated tornadoes or two through the early morning hours.

  • How does the combination of Pacific moisture, Canadian cold, and warm Gulf air contribute to the storm system?

    -These different air masses combine to create a big trough of cooler air aloft, which is associated with the severe weather expected in the central US.

  • What temperature anomalies are expected due to the storm system?

    -Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees below average across the west coast, while the central US and Canada will experience above-average temperatures, with Chicago expecting highs in the low 60s and Oklahoma and Texas in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

  • What is the expected impact of the storm system on the Rockies?

    -The storm system will lead to much heavier snowfall in the Rockies, with Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah getting hammered by heavy snow. Some parts of Colorado at sea level may receive over a foot of snow.

  • What is the potential severe weather threat on Thursday?

    -The most significant threat of severe weather is expected on Thursday, particularly in the South Central US, due to a surge of warm air colliding with the remaining cold air on the backside of the collapsing 500 millibar trough.

  • What precautions are recommended for those living in areas at risk for severe weather?

    -Residents in areas at risk for severe weather should pay attention to the weather, be prepared for potential hazards, and follow any warnings or updates from local authorities.

  • What is the significance of the total solar eclipse mentioned in the script?

    -The total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, is a must-see event and the first of its kind in the US since the last one seven years ago. It will be visible to much of the US, but special safety glasses are required to view it safely.

  • How can one prepare for the total solar eclipse?

    -To prepare for the total solar eclipse, one can purchase safety glasses approved by NASA and compliant with CE and ISO standards, such as those offered by ViSiSolar, to protect the eyes while viewing the event.

Outlines

00:00

🌪️ Severe Weather Forecast and Total Solar Eclipse Preparation

The paragraph discusses an upcoming weather pattern in the United States, highlighting a high-pressure ridge leading to pleasant spring-like weather in the central US, which will be disrupted by a storm system from the Pacific Northwest. This system is expected to cause severe weather, temperature swings, and snow across the country, with the impacts beginning on Tuesday. The storm is associated with a trough of cooler air that combines Pacific moisture, Canadian cold, and warm Gulf air, leading to potential severe weather in the central US, including hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a marginal risk of severe weather for Tuesday. The paragraph also discusses the temperature anomaly map, showing cooler air in the west coast and warmer temperatures in the central US and Canada, which increases the risk of thunderstorms. The forecast for the following days includes stronger storm systems, heavy snowfall in the Rockies, and potential severe weather in the South Central US on Thursday. The paragraph concludes with a reminder about the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, and a shoutout to the video's sponsor, ViSiSolar, which provides safety glasses for viewing the eclipse.

05:04

🌞 ViSiSolar Sponsorship and Severe Weather Precautions

This paragraph continues the discussion on the total solar eclipse and emphasizes the importance of using ViSiSolar's safety glasses for viewing the event on April 8th, 2024. It highlights the scarcity and high cost of these glasses during the previous eclipse and urges viewers to prepare early to avoid similar issues. The glasses are noted for being made in the USA, NASA approved, and compliant with CE and ISO standards. The paragraph also mentions ViSiSolar's photo filters for capturing the eclipse with smartphones. The weather forecast is then revisited, focusing on the severe weather potential for Thursday, especially in the red-highlighted region of the US. It mentions the initial risk of tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds, and the possibility of heavy rain leading to flash flooding in Texas and Louisiana. The paragraph ends with a general overview of the weather pattern, including the cold air push and lake effect snow in the Great Lakes region, and the formation of a new ridge in the west that will affect temperatures across the country. The video concludes with a reminder to stay weather aware and to follow the channel for updates.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡high pressure ridge

A high pressure ridge refers to a large area of high atmospheric pressure that extends in a ridge-like formation, typically leading to clear and settled weather conditions. In the video, it is mentioned that a big ridge of high pressure is building in the central US, resulting in nice and spring-like weather before the storm system arrives, illustrating its role in influencing weather patterns.

💡storm system

A storm system is a complex of weather patterns that includes various meteorological elements such as low pressure areas, fronts, and moisture, which together produce adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, and strong winds. In the context of the video, a storm system diving in from the Pacific Northwest is expected to bring severe weather, temperature swings, and snow across the US, highlighting its impact on the country's weather.

💡trough of cooler air

A trough of cooler air refers to a long, narrow area of low atmospheric pressure that is characterized by cooler temperatures. These troughs are often associated with unsettled weather and can lead to the development of storms. In the video, the trough is described as combining Pacific moisture, Canadian cold, and warm Gulf air, which is expected to result in severe weather events.

💡severe weather

Severe weather refers to atmospheric conditions that are dangerous or damaging, including events such as thunderstorms, hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. The video emphasizes the potential for severe weather due to the interaction of various air masses and the storm system moving across the US.

💡temperature anomaly map

A temperature anomaly map is a graphical representation that shows how temperatures in a specific area compare to average temperatures for that same period. It helps in visualizing and understanding temperature variations and their relation to weather patterns. In the video, the temperature anomaly map is used to illustrate the cooler air trough affecting the west coast and the warmer temperatures in the central US, which are contributing factors to the storm system.

💡total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun, casting a shadow on Earth. This astronomical event is significant and offers a unique opportunity for safe solar observation with the aid of specialized glasses. The video mentions an upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, as a must-see event and highlights the importance of proper eye protection for viewing.

💡VSiSolar

VSiSolar is a company that manufactures safety glasses designed specifically for observing solar eclipses. These glasses are essential for protecting the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun during such events. The video promotes ViSiSolar as the sponsor, emphasizing the need for their products to safely view the upcoming total solar eclipse.

💡lake effect snow

Lake effect snow occurs when cold air moves over warmer lake waters, leading to the formation of snow on the leeward (downwind) side of the lake. This meteorological phenomenon is common in regions with large bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes in the US. The video mentions that a push of colder air will bring forth lake effect and lake enhanced snow, particularly affecting the Great Lakes region.

💡flash flooding

Flash flooding is a rapid flooding event that occurs with little to no warning, usually as a result of heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. It can lead to dangerous conditions and significant property damage. In the video, the potential for flash flooding is mentioned in relation to the heavy rain expected in Texas and Louisiana due to the Gulf of Mexico energy being dumped in these areas.

💡SPC outlook

The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) outlook refers to the forecasts and analyses provided by the SPC for potential severe weather events across the United States. These outlooks are crucial for weather awareness and preparedness. In the video, the SPC outlook is used to highlight areas at risk for severe weather, emphasizing the importance of staying informed and prepared.

💡tornado risk

Tornado risk refers to the likelihood of tornado formation under specific weather conditions, typically associated with severe thunderstorms. The video discusses the elevated tornado risk at the onset of the storms forming in Texas, indicating the potential for dangerous weather conditions.

Highlights

A big ridge of high pressure is building in the central US, leading to mostly nice and spring-like weather.

A storm system from the Pacific Northwest will bring severe weather, temperature swings, and snow across the US.

The impacts from the storm system will be felt starting on Tuesday, with a chance of severe weather in the central US.

The storm is expected to produce hail, damaging winds, and possibly isolated tornadoes through the early morning hours.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a marginal risk of severe weather on Tuesday for certain areas.

The same storm system will bring snow and rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains.

Temperatures on the west coast will be 10 to 15 degrees below average due to the storm system.

Warm air from the south will create an elevated risk of thunderstorms.

On Wednesday, the storm system will be stronger, leading to heavier snowfall in the Rockies.

Parts of Colorado at sea level may receive over a foot of snow.

The Gulf of Mexico moisture will also fuel rain and thunderstorms along the warm front on Wednesday.

The severe weather risk increases on Thursday, especially in the South Central US.

The 500 millibar trough carrying cold air from Canada will start collapsing on Thursday, leading to a more intense surge of warm air.

The SPC outlook for Thursday shows a very real potential for severe weather, especially in areas that will experience the upcoming total solar eclipse.

ViSiSolar, the video's sponsor, makes safety glasses for viewing the total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024.

The total solar eclipse on April 8th is a must-see event and the last one was seven years ago.

ViSiSolar's glasses are made in the USA, NASA approved, and CE and ISO compliant for eye protection during the eclipse.

Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible in Texas and Louisiana due to the storm system.

After the storm, colder air will funnel in, affecting temperatures across the US.

The west coast will be above average in temperatures by the end of the weekend due to a new ridge forming in the west.

Transcripts

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Right now, a big ridge of high pressure  is building in the central US, leading to  

00:04

mostly nice and spring-like weather. But a  storm system is diving in from the Pacific  

00:09

Northwest that will change everything. This is  going to lead to several days of severe weather,  

00:14

temperature swings, and snow across the country.  And we are really going to start to feel the  

00:19

impacts from this storm system on Tuesday, as we  do have a chance of severe weather in the central  

00:24

US. This is associated with a big trough of cooler  air aloft that's combining Pacific moisture, 

00:30

Canadian cold, and warm Gulf air all in the  same spot. The big storms that we expect to  

00:35

happen are expected to pop up late in  the evening, maybe around 8 or 9 p.m.,  

00:40

and then they're going to be able to produce hail,  damaging winds, and maybe even an isolated tornado  

00:44

or two through the early morning hours. The Storm  Prediction Center has highlighted this area under  

00:49

a marginal risk of severe weather on Tuesday for  the very reasons we just listed off, so if you  

00:54

live under the dark green here, make sure you're  paying attention to the weather on Tuesday. Now,  

00:58

while all this is happening in the central US,  over here in the west, the same storm system will  

01:03

be bringing snow and rain to parts of the Pacific  Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. This unsettled  

01:08

weather will be accompanied by much cooler air  as well. As you can see here on the temperature  

01:12

anomaly map, the cool air trough driving our  storm system is sending temperatures anywhere  

01:17

from 10 to 15 degrees below average all across  the west coast. But look at all that warmth in  

01:22

the central US up into Canada. You see, out ahead  of our trough, the warm air is allowed to advect  

01:27

farther northward. This is one of the big reasons  we have an elevated risk of thunderstorms. Tuesday  

01:32

evening, it's going to be near 20 degrees warmer  than usual in Chicago, which means that the high  

01:37

temperature is going to be in the low 60s. And  farther south down here in Oklahoma and Texas,  

01:40

it's going to be well into the upper 70s and lower  80s. This combination of warm air and cool air  

01:46

will continue to fuel our storm system as we go  into Wednesday. In fact, on Wednesday, the storm  

01:51

system as a whole is going to be a lot stronger.  This is once again evident from our temperature  

01:55

anomaly map. Just look at the huge area of above  average temperatures in the east, and then that  

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cold pool of air in the west. The increased  intensity of these two air masses will lead to  

02:06

much heavier snowfall in the Rockies on Wednesday.  Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah will be getting  

02:12

hammered by heavy snow, and this storm system is  going to continue to get stronger and stronger as  

02:17

it interacts with that moisture from the Gulf of  Mexico. And by the time this is all said and done,  

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some parts of Colorado at sea level, on the front  range, not even in the higher elevations, will  

02:26

probably get over a foot of snow. And all of that  juicy Gulf of Mexico moisture that's coming up  

02:31

into the storm isn't just going to be fueling the  snowstorm. Of course, more rain and thunderstorms  

02:37

will form along the warm front late in the evening  on Wednesday in places like Kansas and Missouri.  

02:42

And some of those storms could be strong, bringing  some hail and wind. But the real severe weather  

02:47

risk doesn't come around until Thursday, especially down here in the South Central  

02:52

U .S. You see, the big driving factor behind this  whole shebang is the 500 millibar trough carrying  

02:58

all that cold air down from Canada. But that  thing is going to start collapsing on Thursday,  

03:03

and it's eventually going to completely dissipate.  But as it falls apart, it's going to try to go out  

03:07

with a bang, really emphasizing that ridge on the  eastern side right at the last minute. As a result  

03:12

of this, on Thursday, a much more intense surge  of warm air is going to get chucked up into the  

03:18

country, and this will collide with what's left of  the cold air on the backside. And in my opinion,  

03:22

this is going to lead to our most significant  threat of severe weather in the near future. And  

03:27

I'm going to go over all the details around that  right here in a minute. But first, here's a look  

03:31

at the SPC outlook for Thursday. Even they are  highlighting this area for a very real potential  

03:37

for severe weather. One of the first things I  notice about the highlighted region here is it  

03:42

lines up almost perfectly with some of the first  places in the U.S. that will get to experience  

03:46

our total solar eclipse that's coming up in about  a month. And speaking of the total solar eclipse,  

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we have to shout out today's sponsor,  which is ViSiSolar. And what ViSiSolar is,  

03:56

is it's a company here in the U.S. that makes  these safety glasses that allow you to look  

04:00

at the sun specifically during the total solar  eclipse. And trust me, if you ever have plans  

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on looking at the sun, you're going to need  some of these. You see, this solar eclipse  

04:08

that's coming up on April 8th, 2024 is a must-see  event for every human being that's alive today  

04:15

that has the ability to experience it. The last  total solar eclipse we had was seven years ago,  

04:20

and I went to experience totality, and it was  honestly one of most insane moments of my life.  

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I will never forget it. When we got to our spot  though, we realized that we didn't have any eye  

04:31

protection and we wanted to look at the sun  obviously to see what was happening. So we  

04:34

ended up having to buy some of these glasses off  of somebody in the parking lot for a whopping $20  

04:39

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04:45

than the last one. This one's going to last longer  and it's going to be 2044 before there's another  

04:50

one here in the US. So I imagine even more than  last time, if you wait to the last minute, these  

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04:58

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05:03

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05:07

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05:11

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they're NASA approved, and they are CE and ISO  compliant. They will protect your eyes. And hey,  

05:21

even if you don't live in the path of totality,  the vast majority of the US is going to be able  

05:26

to see at least some of the moon covering the  sun at some point during the day on April 8th.  

05:30

But you will have to be wearing these glasses  to really see it. And ViSiSolar also has these  

05:35

really cool photo filters for your smartphone so  you can take pictures and videos of the eclipse  

05:39

while it's happening. So what are you waiting  for? Go ahead and click that link in the top  

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of the description. Click it right now so you  can snag your glasses and be prepared for the  

05:47

solar eclipse. And then once again, especially  if you're in this red highlighted region of the  

05:52

US on Thursday, go ahead and get prepared for  severe weather as well. It looks like the real  

05:56

big storms are going to start firing during  the heating of the day over here in Texas,  

06:00

and then they're just going to grow into a huge  messy complex as the day goes on, and they move  

06:04

farther east. Right at the onset of these storms  forming, there will be a pretty elevated tornado  

06:09

risk. If this is actually how the atmosphere looks  when we get there, there's going to be some spin.  

06:14

But once again, we're still pretty far out, and  it's safer to say that the main threat is going  

06:18

to be hail and damaging winds on this day. We're  still monitoring the tornado probabilities. Also,  

06:23

something that we should point out is that some  very, very heavy rain is going to be possible.  

06:27

All of that Gulf of Mexico energy is going  to get dumped here in Texas and Louisiana, 

06:32

possibly leading to some flash flooding, so keep  that in mind. But the farther east these storms  

06:37

move, the more they will weaken and fizzle out,  Eventually, just leading to some general rain  

06:41

and thunder across the vast majority of the East  Coast. And as the storm system exits the U.S.,  

06:47

a big push of colder air will funnel in behind  it, sending a lot of the areas that were just  

06:52

experiencing above average temperatures back into  the chilly zone. That cold air is first going to  

06:57

pour over the Great Lakes region, bringing forth  a period of lake effect and lake enhanced snow.  

07:02

This will probably be most intense on Sunday  into Monday as the cold air mass will be so  

07:07

expansive that by this point pretty much everyone  will be experiencing below average temperatures  

07:12

except for the coasts and yeah that's right  after several days of being below average the  

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west coast is actually going to be well above  average by the end of the weekend. And this of  

07:20

course is because of a new ridge that's forming  in the west that will eventually propagate to  

07:25

the east and we will repeat this cycle again  next week. But before we start thinking too far  

07:30

into the future let's focus on the short term.  If you live in any of these areas highlighted  

07:35

by the SPC over the next few days, please be  weather aware. Of course, if things go nuts,  

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I'll be live on YouTube with storm chasers,  relaying warnings and all that good stuff. 

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So make sure you subscribe to this channel with  notifications on so you never miss a video or a  

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live stream. Once again, I really want to thank  ViSiSolar for sponsoring this video. I really hope  

07:58

to see a lot of you guys out there in the path of  totality on April 8th wearing these glasses. And  

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yeah, I'm gonna be there too. I'll be in the moon  shadow somewhere in Southern Illinois. So until  

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then, I will see you in the next video. Goodbye. Whoop!