It happens every March. Temperatures warm up, the sun angle is high, and snow begins to melt. With a snowpack that has been in place for over 90 days, it will take a while for all of it to melt.
Although a major warm-up is not in our immediate future, this week’s high temperatures will be much closer to average than the first week of March. Our average high temperature during the second week of March is in the middle 40s.
In the 7-Day Forecast, we’ve got plenty of temperature ups and downs. A couple of the days will likely touch 50 degrees!
When was the last time we saw 50 degrees? This happened over three months ago on December 4, 2013. Even more impressive is the fact that our high temperature has only cracked the 40 degree mark five times in 2014!
With rapid snowmelt comes the threat for flooding. Thankfully, we won’t see a rapid snowmelt. But even with a gradual melt, we still have to monitor the potential for ice jam flooding on area rivers.
This post was written by Joe Astolfi on March 9, 2014