Friday, March 6, 2015

It is over?

Is it over? (Yes, but not for long.)

8:00 AM 3/6 - Though Powderhounds are reveling in a winter paradise, we know many (or rather, all) Spring-a-Lings are yearning for some-- any-- sign of the renewal to come. 

The short range pattern does not offer much encouragement, but the long range shows indications that the on-going Arctic attacks will subside as we head into mid-month. The 6-10 day outlook for next week points to a rising probability that temperatures rebound to near or above normal across much of the country. In addition, precipitation chances look to be generally low. The best news for now is that at least for the next 5-7 days, there is no indication of significant storms in the Eastern U.S. 

WHAT'S NEXT? However, in a strange redux of past patterns, there are early signs that Spring may not arrive in the manner you might expect. For two years in a row in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, snow was observed on March 25. You know as well as we do it's impossible to predict this far out in time if snow would occur again on that date. But looking ahead, it is interesting to note that climate indicators such as the Arctic Oscillation is projecting a steep rise, then a sharp drop in the index toward end of the month. For now, enjoy the respite from wintry weather, but don't put away the shovel just yet.

(Mr. Foot, Forecasters Mike Natoli, Troy Arcomano, Mintong Nan and the Long Range Team)

13 comments:

kyleZ said...

Had 5 inches on March 17 last year just saying.

kristia35 said...

It's not over til it's over! I could go for one more like yesterday!

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

You guys are sick! I like it! Enjoy the week off, and beware of the ides of March. I stopped off at the store and bought some cans if meat and a 50lb bag of salt. The salt is not for the meat but for the driveway. The ides of March is the week before Spring. Warmth and flowers it will not bring. There will be a new girl in town and she will not have a smile or a song for the neighborhood. She's running atmospheric blocking schemes and directing an icy punch to a road near you. So the week before spring will make you shiver, and a paste job it just might deliver.

NeedaSnowday said...

Consider me ill too... Haha... lil something on 16th possibly?

❄️👍 Like the way that ya'll think....

genser95 said...

Watch out for 8-9 days from now. I'd bet that it will be north of the Mason-Dixon line, but who knows?

kyleZ said...

Sick Andy haha Cmon it is still winter after all I'll enjoy the warmth when it's actually spring. I've been looking at Noaa's history for Maryland weather and we've seen some historic storms in late March over the years so it can happen we will see what she brings.

Mike Cheuvront said...

I want the fat lady sitting to our north while a juicy southern crawler comes up the coast. As the crawler approaches the virginia capes it encounters our fine fat friend of the north. The crawler is trapped. Nowhere to go. As it sits and spins cold air drains from the north as band after band after band of heavy fat flakes with thunder and lightning crash us for 24-36 hrs.

Would someone please pass me my meds.

kyleZ said...

Storms can be pretty darn juicy in March Mike I hope that comes true would be one for the ages the thunderblizzard. It will be 70 then a brutal northern wind kicks in and drops us 50 degrees for some fluffy fun!!

Westsidehideaway said...

Cans of Meat?

notsofreestate said...

Cans of meat:
Vienna sausages?
Spam?
MANwich?

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

LOL! Tuna, clams, and frozen crab meat. I eat products that are high in protein, mercury, and lead. Basic elements keep one grounded.

Julee said...

I just saw the WM words for Thursday evening on NWS.
YES? NO?

Mr. Foot said...

A message for NeedASnowDay. Assuming you are still teaching, I have an educator question for you, and can be reached at rdfoot@gmail.com

Thanks!