Severe Storm Potential Increasing into Next Week
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Is Spring finally springing? We’re seeing more and more signs of Spring everyday. It’s taking quite a bit longer than it did last year, but at least we’re heading in the right direction! Thanks to family members of mine, Bob and Sylvia Blasby, out of Vancouver, B.C. for the picture below where Spring seems to be in full bloom!
Brr… Look at the number of record cold temperatures over the past week! According to Hamweather.com there have 466 record cold temperatures vs. the 63 record high temp reports.
…RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT PITTSBURGH PA…
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 19 DEGREES WAS SET AT PITTSBURGH PA TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 20 SET IN 1954.
***COLDEST EVER IN THE MONTH OF APRIL***
The official low temperature of 20 degrees the weather service recorded at Pittsburgh International at 5:51 a.m. tied the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in the Pittsburgh region during April. A reading of 20 also was recorded on April 18, 1875, according to weather service records.
Highs From Normal Today
This map certainly isn’t screaming Spring… Temperatures east of the Rockies are still running well below normal. Be patient, temps into the weekend will be warming across a large chunk of the eastern half of the country.
Warming into Saturday
Ahh, that’s more like it and just in time too! Temps on Saturday will be running above average for the middle part of the country. It’ll finally feel more like Spring with some 60s and 70s bleeding out into Plains and Ohio Valley. Make the most of the warmer weather while you can, a storm system next week will keep things rather unsettled. Showers and thunderstorms will rumble east with heavy rain, severe storm potential and cooler air.
Say It Ain’t Snow…
A piece of energy from the Pacific will slide into the Upper Midwest by late week/weekend and produce snow from some across the Great Lakes Region. The GFS suggests that there will be enough to shovel and plow in spots across the far north… UGH!
Severe Potential Next Week?
Extended weather models are picking up on a storm next week across the middle part of the country. This will be a classic Spring storm with heavy snow potential on it’s northwest flank and severe storm potential on it’s southern side. Keep up to date with latest forecasts as this storm develops.
GFS (American Model) Next Wednesday
ECMWF (European Model) Next Thursday
Thanks for checking in, have a great weekend ahead!
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