First came the arctic blast, then snowstorm/blizzard followed by post blizzard arctic blast number 2 and we’ve a 3rd wave on the way for mid to late week.
An incredible snowstorm for Binghamton, NY
Temps got down to 25F as far south as Gainsville, FL.
How cold has the last 7 days? (March 11-18), very cold indeed!
This has led to a sharp cooling of waters against the Northeast coast. Down into the 30s and as cold as the Great Lakes.
The strong March sunshine of today means snow melt and retreat visible on particularly the edge of the snowpack and nearer the coast where it’s thinnest.
Forecasted highs Monday/Tuesday
BUT the mild WON’T last!
Arctic Wave No 3 On The Way…
and the Arctic ain’t quite down with the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic just yet as another wave sweeps in mid and late week…
Excerpt from weather.com
‘Marchuary’ – Colder Than January, February
February was record or near-record warm in a large swath of the eastern U.S., so March has been quite a change in the Great Lakes and Northeast, especially.
Many Northeast cities are experiencing a colder average temperature this month through March 19 than the average temperatures they recorded in January and February.
Average monthly temperatures and departures in January, February and March (through March 19).
Buffalo is coming off its warmest February on record with an average temperature of 34.8 degrees, which was 8.5 degrees above average. March is currently running 3.2 degrees below average with an average temperature of only 28.6 degrees.
On the other end of the Empire State, New York City also saw its warmest February on record with an average temperature of 41.6 degrees, which was 6.3 degrees above average. The average temperature in March so far is only 36.3 degrees or 4.2 degrees below average.
In Pittsburgh, it was the third-warmest February on record with an average temperature of 40.6 degrees, a whopping 9.5 degrees above average. So far, March is running 3.9 degrees below average with an average temperature of 33.5 degrees, colder than this past January’s average of 34.6 degrees, which was 6.2 degrees warmer than average.
Record Heat Out West spreads east
The ‘waves of arctic air’ driving into the East is largely down to the big summer-like ridge bringing widespread ‘hot sunshine’ with records tumbling from Arizona to Montana.
Watch today’s video.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Ralph Fato