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Moderating Temperatures for the Eastern Two-Thirds of the Country; Approaching Storm for the West

Unseasonably warm temperatures for the Plains and Midwest will spread eastward through Sunday as a weak clipper system will bring some rain and snow showers from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. A storm approaching the west coast is expected to bring strong winds, lower elevation rain and heavy mountain snow. Unsettled weather conditions linger for the western islands of Hawaii into Sunday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sun, Feb. 5, 2023 at 4:56:15 am MST

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The second Full Moon of the year will occur on February 5th at 11:29 am. This is known as the Snow Moon due to this time of year often having peak snow cover. It was also known as the Hunger Moon by Native Americans as the cold and snow caused food to become harder to find. The Snow moon this year is also a Micromoon as the position of the moon in its orbit is the farthest from Earth versus the closest as would be the case for a Supermoon.


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