Friday, March 6th, 2015 March definitely came in like a lion this year with heavy snow and ice from Texas to New York. Thanks to my good friend Meghan Gehrke for this picture of her little one making a snowman earlier this week in Ft. Worth, TX, where they picked up nearly 3.5″ of snow, the greatest snowfall event since February 2010!
Lexington, KY Snow Lexington, KY picked up a whopping 17.1″ of snow over a 2-day period making it the greatest 2-day snowfall event in recorded history!
Boston, MA Washington D.C. and New York saw record snows as well, but Boston missed out on another significant blast, which puts them at 105.7″ of snow this season! They only need 2″ additional inches to break the record of 107.6″ set in 1995-96. It would certainly be a shame to get this close and not break it… will it happen??
Snowfall Analysis This is a look at the significant snow swath from earlier this week! Note the heaviest across parts of Kentucky with nearly 24″ being reported in spots!
Weather Outlook The weather loop below shows MUCH quieter conditions across the country through the early weekend. A little light snow looks possible across the Great Lakes with minor snow potential, while heavier rain looks to develop across the Coastal Bend of Texas and Lower Mississippi Valley late weekend/early next week.
Precipitation Outlook According to NOAA’s HPC, the 5 day precipitation outlook shows another blob of heavier rain moving into to South-central part of the country late weekend/early next week. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the nation looks fairly quiet.
Major Pattern Shift Friday, March 5th Here’s a look at the 850mb temperature outlook, which shows a big blog of cold air over the eastern half of the country. Highs on Friday are still running nearly -10F to -25F below average.
Wednesday, March 11th By next week, the upper level winds change significantly and push most of the Arctic air north of the border! That means highs will be above average for a change for much of the country!
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