NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Dec 9, 2013 07:31 AM CST

This past weekend's ice and snow storm is well-documented. All sorts of problems--travel, livestock stress, human safety--have been catalogued and talked about. And we will see more of this, at least the cold, during much of this week before some--emphasis some--moderation develops by the end of the week through next week.

A big reason for the harsh cold that moved in is the development of powerful upper-air high pressure in Alaska, which impeded air flow from the Pacific Ocean into the interior U.S. This feature is known as a "blocking high", and it can be a big, big weather-maker. ...

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