Just a short, festive blog post for you this afternoon — Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here are your high temperatures for aptly named cities across the nation — many locations in the north and east are running cooler than average. Did you know there were this many gold or Irish themed cities? We had fun looking these up.
Temperatures this year are running quite a bit cooler than average for most of the country. The only areas in the heat are the desert Southwest and southern Texas. This is all thanks to our jet stream being further south than usual for this time of the year.
This is a huge contrast from last year, where we had seriously warm weather across the Upper Midwest and through the Great Lakes. Here is the weather set-up from one year ago today:
We picked out a few cities for a closer comparison… what a difference a year makes!
Our cool weather continues into the first day of Spring (officially the Vernal Equinox) coming up this Wednesday. Pair cold temperatures in the north with fresh snow likely into tomorrow, and it seems like winter will never end. Push some of that Southwestern heat up north!
Here’s a more traditional National Forecast map for your Sunday. Have a great end to your weekend!
-Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers