While the worst of the cold is likely behind Washington, D.C., for the balance of the winter, there are some storms worth monitoring through the first half of February.
Temperatures reached above the 30-year average Sunday with a high in the mid- to upper 50s. The average high and low for late January/early February is 44 and 29 F respectively. Average temperatures begin to trend upward during February.
The first storm will bring a mixture of rain and snow on Monday. While there will be travel delays, temperatures will be well above freezing and not allow snow to stick to the pavement.
Another storm during the middle of next week could be strong with heavy precipitation. Odds favor mostly rain with that storm, but just enough cold air may be around during the beginning of the storm to bring some ice and snow, especially well north and west of the city.
A third storm is already being monitored for next weekend. For now with that storm the scale is tipped toward a similar outcome to the midweek event.
Spring warmth has remained absent from Boston much of March and that will continue to be the case as the month comes to a close.
The battle between spring warmth and stubborn chill will continue around the New York City area this week.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It is no joke that severe weather will take aim at the central Plains on Wednesday, April Fools' Day.
Typhoon Maysak will continue to strengthen before bringing life-threatening conditions to Yap.
For 10,000 visitors, a supertide did not disappoint as it immersed the only connecting point of Mont Saint-Michel to shore.
Newark, NJ (1996)
Snow for season up to 77.7" - this is the snowiest winter on record. The old record had been 75.2" set in the winter of 1867-68.
Sarasota, FL (2001)
8.40" of rain fell from the 29th through the 30th in a twenty-four hour period.
Long Beach Island, NJ (1778)
Great tide from coastal storm destroyed salt works, drowned many cattle and buffeted fleets at sea.