Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sláinte  to your parade day
IRISH-LIKE STORMINESS IN THE WEST
WARM AND SHOWERY IN THE MIDDLE
FOG THEN SUN IN THE MID-ATLANTIC 


Image credit: Detroit Free Press
8:30 AM EDT 3/16/12  On this commemoration of Ireland's Patron Saint, we hope you and your family will show your Irish colors and be granted good weather for your local parade. Scroll below for our roundup of featured events & forecasts around the country. 


For the U.S. weather outlook, the image above is a composite precipitation forecast map showing areas expected to receive rain or snow in the 24 hour period from 8 AM today to 8 AM Sunday. Are green or blue areas where levels of luck are highest? Not exactly.  These are regions which expect light to moderate rain or heavy inter-mountain snow, but not where needed in those states under Red Flag Warnings.


 Our Parade Forecast Roundup

Much of the Eastern U.S. will escape rain on their parades thanks to persistent High Pressure along the coast, producing some AM fog before events get underway. Featured festivities include:
The Southeast  may see scattered showers or an isolated thunderstorm by mid-day, but not enough to washout celebrations. Featured events:   
The Western States will face the toughest time weather-wise for parades, managing impacts of the coastal system working into the northern Rockies, with heavy rain and snow trailing back to central California. In Salt Lake City, this year's theme of "St. Patrick, Bless The American Worker" will fight back against rainy skies and flood the downtown with a wearing of the green like you've never seen!

    Thanks to our St. Patrick's Day Forecasters: Meteorologists Randy Thompson, Brandon McKenzie, Shundra Stewart, Daniel Ross and Forecaster Greg Jackson. Forecaster Foot - Editor

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