From the National Weather Service:
“An early-season winter storm is expected to develop across eastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota beginning Wednesday night, as colder air filters into the region. Rain developing during the day on Wednesday will mix with or change to snow by Thursday morning, with the possibility for six inches or more of accumulation by Thursday morning.
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 339 PM EDT WED OCT 03 2012 VALID 00Z THU OCT 04 2012 - 00Z SAT OCT 06 2012 ...HEAVY PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY......TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR 25 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE FOR PARTS OF THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS AND 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS SOUTHWARD TO PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS..."
Of course if this were a heat wave ready to pounce, the media and the alarmosphere would immediately call it “dirty weather” and related to “global warming”.
I wonder if the Weather Channel will name this event?
h/t to Gordon Fulks