An Early Spring
2012-03-16 16:49:53.000 – Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
The meteorologist in me will be very interested to see how temperatures play out over the next week. The winter/snow lover and skier in me wishes it weren’t going to be happening this soon in the spring season, or at all for that matter.
Daily record highs will be falling like dominoes starting on Sunday and into midweek. In fact, by midweek, we could even see the all time record high temperature for the month of March challenged. That record is currently 54 degrees, set on March 31 in 1998. Of course, that is several days away yet, and things could change between now and then. For instance, yesterday the forecast numbers put the high on Wednesday at 53, but today they show 50.
Luckily for me, I start my first vacation in about a year and a half tomorrow; a vacation that will take me out west to where I can try to forget that winter is coming to such an abrupt end on the east coast. Of course, I know all too well how quickly Mount Washington weather can reverse itself. For all I know, when I return on April 11, it will be dumping snow. I can only hope!
So until I return, enjoy the warmth and sunshine if that’s your cup of tea. On the other hand, if you’re like me and you feel like it’s too early for winter to end, make the best of it since you can’t change it!
Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist