Sure, we’ve had some mild days, but the bulk of our April has been on the cool side. Here are the current April temps vs average. The blues, greens, and purples are areas where we’ve experienced cooler than average temps. Locally, our temps are running 2-3 degrees cooler (highs and lows combined) for the month. You can see the majority of the US has been running below average this month after a warm winter with the cold air originating in the arctic–the reason why the northern Plains have the largest drop from average. Brr! The upper air pattern is to … Continue reading Will The Cold Pattern Break In The Eastern US?
It doesn’t happen often, but the flurries out over Lake Michigan this afternoon are “industry effect” snow flurries (also called “industrial effect” or “factory effect” snow) The industry near Gary and Burns Harbor has helped to form two distinct areas … Continue reading “Industry Effect” Snow On Lake Michigan
It’s January. After a quiet winter so far, it shouldn’t be surprising that we’re actually going to get some snow and ice. Yes, we’ll see some problems, but we’re from the Region–we can handle this. A smorgasbord of precipitation is heading our way with our well-advertised storm system that will impact a large majority of the eastern US. It all begins this evening with a period of moderate snow. That snow will change to a mix of sleet and freezing rain overnight before turning to all rain during the morning hours Saturday as warm air briefly moves into the Region. … Continue reading Snow, Wintry Mix, and Rain On The Way