An Eastern chilly spell will culminate in a widespread frost and freeze over the interior Northeast late Monday night into early Tuesday.
The area of widespread killing freeze, mostly 30 F and below, will span interior New England and most of New York state outside of the bigger cities. It will also reach into northern Pennsylvania and even along the Allegheny Highland into Maryland and West Virginia.
Cold spots as far south as northern Virginia, central Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey will have frost, which will put any tender vegetation at risk for damage.
Spring thus far has been unusually warm with above-normal "growing degree days" in the Northeast. Perennial vegetation is more advanced than usual. Moreover, some gardeners have taken advantage of the early warmth to get flower and vegetable gardens under way.
Now, killing frosts threaten at a time near, if not one or two weeks after, the average date of the last killing frost. Needless to say, growers and gardeners having susceptible plants may wish to take action to afford protection for plants having early growth.
The new week will feature what those in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas sick of winter making a comeback have been waiting to hear--more mild than chilly days.
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.
As a cold front sweeps through the region early this week, record-breaking warmth in some areas will be replaced by cooler, seasonable temperatures.
Charlotte, NC (1977)
Rainfall total of 4.11 inches
Munford, AL (1991)
Four people killed when their mobile home became airborne for a quarter of a mile while riding a tornado.
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.