Big Changes On The Way

Good Sunday, friends. A couple of showers and thunderstorms are on the move today as we get set to wrap up the first weekend of April. This is a sign of things to come for the next several days as temps stay pretty darn nice. That may change quickly late next week into next weekend. There’s some ugly trying to show up.

Temps out there today are a little cooler in the north compared to everywhere else. A shower or storm may also show up…

The Monday through Wednesday time period continues to feature very warm conditions with readings that can, at some point, make a run at 80. A few storms will also be around and a couple could be on the strong side.

As our cold front moves through Thursday, temps drop to below normal. That could bring frost and freezing conditions into the weekend. This would also be followed up by another shot of cold into early the following week…

The pattern is going to try and throw some additional cold shots at us through the middle of the month. I mentioned in my last post how snowflakes have been known to show up before in April. The Ensembles say there’s an outside chance of that happening this year…

EURO

GFS

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

If we look much farther down the road, we find the European Model Weeklies showing a return of a very wet pattern, but it comes with temps averaging closer to normal.

Here are the rainfall anomalies from mid April through mid May…

That, obviously, argues for a very stormy setup and it likely means a pretty active heart of the severe weather season.

The overall temperature pattern for the same time averages near normal…

All that colder than normal air in the plains states also argues for an active storm season around here.

Have a great day and take care.


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5 Responses to Big Changes On The Way

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, I will second that NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! LOL. Have a great and pleasant Sunday everyone.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thank you Chris. These past few days have been wonderful! Early spring when the trees are waking up ang everything is coming to life always gives me hope and makes me look forward to warmer days ahead. Love to hear birds singing and babies chirping. Got some rain today but it doesn’t sound like a wash out. Stay safe and follow directives on the. Virus. Have a great day

    • Bobt says:

      This transition time from cold months to warm is some of my favorite. Everything wakes back up.

      • Schroeder says:

        It really is something to look forward to every year. I noticed the other day that Blue Birds are nesting in the box on the south side of my house and wild Turkey Toms are fanning out in glory hoping to attract a Turkey Hen. Nature is truly wonderful.

  3. Schroeder says:

    I really didn’t want to bring this up, but it is of meteorological interest. This event occurred on Palm Sunday in the year 1965. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Palm_Sunday_tornado_outbreak

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