In a similar set-up to this past weekend's winter and severe storm event, we see a strong storm system passing over East Asia on December 27th. Using the correlation that states weather in East Asia is reciprocated over the United States 6-10 days later, it is logical to believe that the January 2-6 period may see a winter storm. The reason I say it is potentially significant is because this same instance happened 6-10 days before this past weekend's storm, where a strong system hit Japan. Then, this past weekend, we saw the severe weather and significant snow/ice that qualified the event as a significant storm system. The strength of that Japanese trough only tells me that we are in for another potentially big storm system come January 2-6.
Still a lot of items to be figured out, but I feel comfortable saying that there is potential for a significant winter storm around the January 2-6 timeframe, and that this storm may affect the Ohio Valley or East Coast (with other locations also still in the mix).
This will most likely be my last post for the day, so a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone!