Much of the United States and the globe will have benign weather conditions for sunrise services on Easter Sunday, 2012. However, there will be a few exceptions.
A chilly, even frosty, start to the day is in store for the Northeast. Some wet snow is expected for portions of northern Maine.
Tranquil weather is in store for the Southeast. However, there may be a passing shower along Florida's east coast and the southern counties and Keys.
Farther west, we find a few trouble spots over the Plains and the Upper Midwest. Showers and thunderstorms are possible in portions of northern and western Texas to parts of Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
Farther north, cold, gusty winds will buffet the Dakotas and Minnesota. Windswept snow will affect a large part of Manitoba Easter Sunday morning.
Much of the West will be free of storms. However, there will likely be fresh snow on the ground and perhaps quite a bit of it in portions of Montana, Idaho, northwestern Wyoming and southern Saskatchewan from the recent storm.
A new storm from the Pacific Ocean will approach the coastal areas of the Northwest, but showers may hold off until later Sunday and Sunday night in many locations.
Elsewhere in Canada, rain showers and breezy conditions are in store for Newfoundland, while snow mixes in farther west over part of the eastern townships of Quebec.
Across the miles, unsettled weather will occur in Iceland and portions of Europe, namely in parts of western Russia and the Adriatic, western Balkan and Baltic regions.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
An increase in moisture from the Southwest monsoon will fuel showers and heavy thunderstorms across the interior West through the weekend.
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
Days of sunshine and mild weather will remain in the Dallas area into next week.
We asked our fans what worries them most about the beach in the summer. Here are the results.
Mt. Rainier, WA (1954)
16" snow cover remained on the mountain at 5,550 ft. after a big snow season.
Philadelphia, PA (1972)
First of 25 days without measurable rain.
Hill Country NW of San Antonio, TX (1978)
July 31-August 4; over 35" of rain.