Incredibly Gloomy & Unseasonably Cool Weather ContinuesMarch 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
This is probably the last post until Monday night…….I am gone tonight-tomorrow……I will try to get time tonight to post, but can’t guarantee it.
INCREDIBLY GLOOMY & UNSEASONABLY COOL………..
The incredibly gloomy weather continues. Since February 18, we have had just two mostly sunny days & most of the others have been either solid overcast or mostly cloudy. In fact late February-early March we had 6 consecutive days of solid overcast.
This is beginning to rank up with the excessively gloomy weather in late winter-early spring 1975, & 1984. Both were especially gray. 1984 had 11 consecutive overcast days in mid to late March. 1975 had nearly as many gray days in late winter-early spring. Early- to mid-spring 1983 was also quite gray & chilly.
Rain will arrive this evening & may mix with some snow & sleet, before tending to go to freezing rain. Northeast of a Rensselaer to Lafayette to Frankfort line, there may be some minor ice accumulations of less than 0.1″.
Period rain Monday will wind down with warmer highs in the 40s. We will dry out by Monday afternoon, though it will tend to be mostly cloudy to cloudy.
Tuesday through Saturday looks unseasonably cold. In fact, high temperatures Tuesday may run over 20 degrees BELOW NORMAL. A chunk of the viewing area looks hard-pressed to even hit 40 for the next 7 days as Greenland Block locks in.
After Monday, looks like a mainly dry week. The next potential of precipitation appears to be evolving for next Friday &/or Saturday. I am leaning more towards rain/snow or even snow than all rain at this point with that system.
WHEN WILL IT WARM UP?
Long-range models bring much warmer weather in here around March 30 with 70-72 degrees. However, long-range models also brought 68-72 in here around Friday. They were very close & analog indicated 70 Friday about 1-2 weeks before. It also nailed that warmth last Sunday that occurred over a good chunk of the viewing area. We will see how well long-range models handle the projected rapid warm-up around March 30. I do not have my analog data sets in front of me to see the likelihood from that standpoint.