"The Vernal Equinox was upon us..."
9:50 AM EDT Monday 3/21/2011Spring arrived last evening, March 20, at 2321Z (7:21 PM EDT), but, once again, Mother Nature ain't looking at the calendar!
A low pressure system is approaching the Northeast with mostly rain but a strong High in place will provide cold air over northern New York and New England which will bring snow, with some possible ice mixing in. Areas of 3 to 6 inch snowfalls are forecast in the higher, more northern elevations, including Maine, with lower amounts further South into New York State.
Yet another low is moving through California and Nevada with more, sometimes heavy, coastal rain and mountain snow. Much of the energy of this storm should hold together as it arrives in the Central and Northern Plains tonight and tomorrow. There will be increasing showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from the eastern of the to the Midwest into the lower Plains.
"Happy Last Day of Winter"
10:00 AM EDT Sunday 3/20/2011
Spring arrives this evening, March 20, at 2321Z (7:21 PM EDT), but you might not know it, based on the National map.
California will see moderate to heavy rain and snow in much of the state due to a strong system coming in from the Pacific. Wintry conditions could exist as far east as Nevada, while much of the Southwest is under Red Flag Warnings.
Warm temperatures will be felt well into the Plains and Ohio Valley from a warm southerly flow ahead of this trough. A mixture of rain, ice, and snow will fall through the upper Midwest and Great Lakes from another low tracking through the Northern Plains.
A cold front will be likely produce showers and thunderstorms ahead of it during the day today in the middle of the country, while in the Southeast, high pressure will stay in control through Tuesday.
Snow will move into Oregon, southern Washington and Idaho, with generally 4+ inches expected in some areas, another system poses a slight risk of 4+ inches along the shores of Lake Superior. (Advisor Lear)
"Happy Last Full Day of Winter"
11:00 AM EDT Saturday 3/19/2011
With Spring (finally) arriving tomorrow, March 20, at 7:21PM EDT, we here at Foot's Forecast would like to thank each and every one of our readers for following us during this past season. Here in Ratioland, we received 28.5” of snow this Winter…but that doesn’t count the ice!
We hope that you continue to access our sites as we grow. We plan on bringing you more and even better forecasts and information as the seasons pass. (The Forecast Team)
A large upper low off of the Pacific Northwest coast will travel southeastward through the weekend. Storms will continue in The West, especially in California as a surface low will deepen bringing a round of very heavy rain and strong winds, with mountain snow.
Above-average temps will exist today from the Northeast to the Southern Plains ahead of a cold front that may produce showers and thunderstorms this evening in the Southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley.
Floods may plague the Northern Plains and Mississippi River states, while dense fog blankets the Gulf Coast this morning.
The Wearin' of The Green...
While it's certainly not in honor of St. Patrick, but half of the country is wearin' green today on the National Weather Hazards Map. This color, of course, indicates a Flood Statement for that area.
Snowfall amounts of a foot to two feet are expected across the northern California, with Oregon getting lighter amounts.
Heavy snowfall from Utah through northern/central Colorado and southern Wyoming. Even western Nebraska will receive a 4 to 12 inch heavy snow.
Mild conditions in the Mississippi River Valley will allow temps in the 70s far into the north. Warm temperatures will reach the East Coast allowing for mild conditions for Friday. A strong cold front surges across the region, dropping temps for the weekend. (Advisor Lear)
Continue monitoring your NWS forecast offices for the latest advisories.