PAST CLIMATE MAPS
It certainly has been an interesting winter season so far, to say the least. Much of the U.S. has experienced a much colder than average winter and you might be wondering how other parts of the globe have been. After a rather harsh winter last year, Europe has enjoyed a milder winter this year. I think we'll continue our current trend of below normal temperatures at least through the end of March.
Precipitation has been running close to normal. We've totaled more precipitation events from the north this winter, but as the change of season approaches, we'll be under the influence Gulf moisture system. Expect near to above normal precipitation for March.
Variable cloudiness with slight chance for passing snows is favored from Saturday to Friday, March 1-7. We'll have plenty of sunshine during this period but look for fast-moving weather systems. Temperatures will be somewhat variable as well.
Precipitation chances are expected to be on the increase from Saturday to Thursday, March 8-13. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of nice precipitation events move through with heavy snow totals. Temperatures may be warm enough for a rain then snow event, especially on Wednesday, March 12.
Sunny skies with cooler temperatures are favored on Friday and Saturday, March 14-15.
Fair skies are expected from Sunday to Tuesday, March 16-18. Temperatures will warm.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain or snow showers are favored from Wednesday to Monday, March 19-24. Precipitation totals should be light with heavier totals on Monday, March 24.
Sunny skies are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25-26.
Clouds with showers are favored on Thursday, March 27.
Sunshine is expected to be the rule from Friday to Monday, March 28-31, with one day of clouds and rain squeezed in on Sunday, March 30.