It was unusually warm last spring here in State College, Pa., but unusually cold this spring. What does it add up to? Radically different budding and blooming times for trees and flowers (even the grass isn't green yet). Here are some photos that I took one year ago this week versus now. The contrast is stark.
Some of my photos were featured in this AccuWeather.com story. I don't think I've seen such an early spring followed by such a late spring since I moved here in 1998 but it's no wonder, looking at U.S. maps that compare temperatures (large map) and snow cover (large map) now to this time last year:
My front yard webcam agrees (these are shots from earlier this week):
The coldest air of the season plagued Montana and surrounding Canada last night, knocking temperatures well into the -40s F, with wind chills in the -60s!
We're on day two of a major winter storm stretching from Mexico to Canada, about 2,500 miles according to radar data.
A major ice storm will plague Arkansas over the next week, causing major power outages. I look at the possibilities and past ice storms.
Looking for a weather webcam? In this blog I summarize the webcams I've reviewed, with pros and cons, along with links to my reviews from the past.
My annual Thanksgiving weather roundup is here. Nationally, a huge storm will snarl travel mid-week, and parts of the East will experience their coldest Thanksgiving ever.
An unusually strong high-pressure system is moving over the Northern Plains today, causing extreme pressure readings. But will they break records?