January in April
2013-04-02 20:02:22.000 – Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Temperatures from today.
Looking at our weather in the coming days, it is almost as if Mother Nature is pulling an extended April Fools’ joke on us. The calendar is clearly reading April – a spring month; however everything around us is reading like January – a winter month. It is lightly snowing, blowing snow is dense and everywhere, and fog is thick with everything coming together to make for white out conditions in all directions. Temperatures struggled to just above 0F today but are currently falling below zero to possible daily record low territory tonight (which is 5F below zero in case you were wondering). And temperatures are supposed to remain below normal (which is 19F above zero this time of year) until possibly Thursday. Winds are hurricane force and creeping upwards towards the century mark overnight. And like temperatures, hurricane force winds are expected to continue until Thursday before finally easing off a bit. When you combine the winds and cold, it makes wind chill values close to our warning criteria (50F below zero) instead of just an advisory. So, ha-ha Mother Nature, good joke; but as much as I love winter, can you bring Spring back now?
Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist