Beyond The Forecast
It was a gorgeous weekend for most of us (especially those away from the coast), but we are now paying our dues as a week of unsettled weather sets up across the Delaware Valley.
The night sky will be much brighter this weekend as the year’s biggest full moon will occur on Saturday night at 11:35 PM
A couple of systems will bring some much needed rain to the Delaware Valley this weekend.
A warm air mass continues to build into the Delaware Valley and peak on Monday with high temperatures about 25 degrees above average.
Since the start of 2012, dry weather has spread across much of the Northeastern United States. Rainfall deficits have climbed above 5″ in our area but in some cities such as Boston, MA the rainfall deficit has already exceeded 7″.
Sometimes you can’t take a forecast at face value. Look at today: Sunny & breezy, high 59. A seasonably calm and pleasant day, right? Not so fast.
Much of the United States experienced record warmth during the month of March. In all over 7,500 records were broken from Alabama to Wisconsin and some of those records were smashed by over 30 degrees.
The past two weeks consisted of several days with temperatures 15 to around 30 degrees above average. It was a bit unusual for the month of March since we average in the low to mid 50s.
After a brief shot of cold air on Saturday with highs only in the mid 40s, the arctic air retreats northward and mild air returns to the mid-Atlantic for the upcoming week.
Spring-like temperatures have arrived in the Delaware Valley and if you liked today’s high of 63 degrees then you will love tomorrow as temps climb even higher.
It’s colder than average temperatures, something we haven’t talked about much all winter long. An upper-level jet stream trough has positioned itself over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
This week has been a wild one across the Midwest and the Southern United States. Since Tuesday there have been over 100 tornado reports which have claimed over a dozen lives and destroyed millions in property.
Along with the wind, a jet stream disturbance triggered off a few bands of some heavier snow, which came through late this morning and early afternoon.
The mild winter continues as spring-like temperatures return to the forecast over the next few days.
It seems like Presidents Day weekend is a magnet for snowstorm potential. There have been some historical storms this time of year for the Delaware Valley.