Active Weekend in the Northeast
is what a months worth of rain looks like in less than 24 hours. Thanks
to @jacobdog97 for the picture below out of Westerly, RI.
Heavy Northeast Snow
some folks were dealing with heavy rain, others were dealing with heavy
snow. Take a look at this picture from Rochester, NY! Thanks to Donny
Rodgers who said that there was no snow on Saturday and then this on
was nice to see temperatures in the middle part of the country showing
more spring-like signs again. The image below was the temperature
outlook at 4pm CDT Sunday and note how far north the 60s and 70s were!
Winter 2013-2014 Perspective
temperatures across parts of the Midwest were some of the warmest
readings we've seen since late last year. The 2013-2014 winter was quite
a bit colder than average from Canada to the eastern two-thirds of the
nation, but NOAA sheds light on how our cold winter compared to the
See more from NASA's Earth Observatory HERE:
many residents of North America, the winter of 2013-14 has felt like
one of the coldest in many years. Waves of Arctic air brought extended
periods of cold weather and above-average snowfall to the middle and
eastern portions of the United States and Canada. Seven Midwestern
states had one of their top-ten coldest winters, and the Great Lakes
were chilled until they reached nearly 91 percent ice cover. Even
portions of Mexico and Central America were cooler than normal.
human memory is not a scientific measure, and long-term perspective
tends to get lost in everyday conversation and news coverage. The winter
of 2013-14 followed two winters that were significantly warmer than the
norm, which likely made this season feel worse than it was. Researchers
at the U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that the
average temperature of the contiguous U.S. for the winter was just 0.4°
Celsius (31.3° Fahrenheit), about 1°F below average."
map below puts the North American winter in wider context. On a global
scale, land temperatures for the December through February period were
actually the tenth warmest in the modern record, according to NCDC,
0.87°C (1.57°F) above the 20th century average."
eastern Asia, particularly China and eastern Russia, were significantly
warmer than normal. In Europe, Austria and The Netherlands observed the
second warmest winters in their records, and Switzerland its third
warmest. With temperatures as much as 5°C above normal, spring crops and
plants began sprouting several weeks early across much of Europe. And
in the southern summer, the extended heat waves in Australia and
Argentina stand out."
seems as if there have been a string of earthquakes over the recent
weeks and this weekend was another fairly active weekend. There were two
quakes in the western part of the country; a 5.1 magnitude quake near
Los Angeles, CA on Saturday and a 4.8 magnitude quake in Yellowstone
our latest storm system exits the Northeast another storm system takes
shape across the Midwest. The next storm in the Midwest will be
responsible for heavy snow and blizzard conditions across the Dakotas
and parts of Minnesota.
to NOAA's HPC the 5 day precipitation forecast suggests heavier blobs
of moisture across the western part of the country and again through the
middle part of the country. The end of March/early part of April looks
quite active across much of the nation, except for much of the Desert
U.S. Snowfall Potential
Here's the snowfall potential from AM Sunday through PM Tuesday
Record Wet March in Seattle, WA
the very nice picture below from my good friend Aaron Theis out of
Seattle, WA last Monday, March 24th, Seattle has seen it's wettest March
in recorded history!
Take a look at some of the stats below from the National Weather Service out of Seattle, WA
(Image below courtesy: Aaron Theis)
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