On With Spring

March 21, 2006

Not much change in our visible weather overhead today or tomorrow.  A front moves inland, but really stalls right over us Wednesday.  Then as a deepening trough offshore develops, the wavy front (with it’s rain) is pulled back offshore for most of the day Thursday.   This is a classic spring setup that can bring us unexpectedly warm weather for just one day.  So my plan is to "expect it" instead of being surprised.  Always a good idea eh?

Then the whole trough moves inland Friday-Saturday, so it’s back to the usual cool showers and sunbreaks.

What I really notice on the maps as I look through the next 7-10 days is…well, April!  Obviously we are in the last 10 days of March now and it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out April is just around the corner.  But forecast models show a general change to a slower-moving regime and much weak storms that is more typical of April.  What does that mean to you?  Not as much wind, warmer days (on average), and not all that much rain.  Instead of a front dropping .50" of rain, we get maybe just .20" or so.  Expect more regular 60 degree temperatures to arrive the beginning of next week.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see our first 70 degree temp before spring break is finished too.