I read this morning that some weather guys are talking about signs of Spring. Well, if they are talking about temperatures reaching the 50's this week for Thu and possibly Fri, the fact that the snow melts fast this time of year, the birds are singing, and some rain, not snow, is in the forecast, then they are correct.
If, however, they are talking of sustained 50-degree weather or warmer then, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news: not happening yet. It will warm up this week, but even that is relative. After a very chilly couple of weeks, temperatures soaring to the mid and upper 50's, and 60 in some places, it will feel warm. But, our average high is in the low 50's, so 5-8 degrees above average is more typical than it is warm.
What to expect coming up:
I wish I could say our snow threats are over … but they are not. The open 10-14 days of April look like they will very chilly to cold. Snow is a possibility. But once to the middle of April, I think the pattern shifts and spring arrives, and winter is over … just hang in there for about two to three more weeks.
Until then enjoy.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.