It has been a long, cold winter in the Boston area, but while some warmer days are ahead, seasonal lag may be more pronounced than usual this spring.
Temperatures during the last three months have averaged 2.1 degrees below normal around Boston. During the past several months, nearly one and a half times the average amount of snow has fallen with 58.6 inches of snow so far, compared to a normal to date of 40.0 inches.
Seasonable temperatures are in store into Saturday. The normal average high for Boston for this weekend is 47 F.
Moving forward over the next couple of weeks, the weather will offer more setbacks for folks wanting warmth and to end their relationship with winter gear.
While the waters of the Atlantic tend to slow the progression of seasons around the area, the spring warmup is likely to be delayed a bit more by persistent outbreaks of air from Canada.
Another storm is being watched for possible snow during the middle of next week over the Northeast. However, at this early stage, the track, the dividing line between rain and snow and the magnitude of the storm are uncertain.
It may not be until the middle of April before the region experiences temperatures on par with average levels on a more regular basis. Temperatures trend upward by about 1 degree F every three days during March and April.
After a period of above-average temperatures across most of the Midwest and Northeast last week, a complete reversal in the weather pattern will move in this week.
A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of central Texas and Oklahoma at middle to late week.
Global warming and climate change, two terms that are treated synonymously in most media coverage and casual debate, have been shown to spark different reactions from the American public.
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After a string of days with temperatures in the 70s, much cooler air is set to move into the Minneapolis area for the new week with temperatures tumbling back into the 40s.
The Highway Fire started around 6:10 p.m. PDT Saturday near Corona, California, in the Prado Dam area in Riverside County, and grew from 30 to 175 acres in a matter of three hours.
Heavy burst of snow... 55" at Red Lodge 61" at Mye Mine 72" at Mystic Lake
Lander, WY (1963)
20" snow; many livestock perished.
Havre, MT (1967)
17" of snow.