Looking back at winter

The months of December, January, and February make up the time-frame known as meteorological winter and are the months during which we keep winter weather records.  Back on December 1, we released our official winter weather outlook.  With the winter season behind us (meteorological spring is now underway and lasts through May 31), let’s take a look back at the winter season that was. In the temperature category, your Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team called for temperatures to be near or above average.  We ended up 1.1° above average with the average daily temperatures being 28.5°.  And, while we…

Events with heavy precipitation increasing

We’ve been in a wet pattern recently and there’s more rain to come on Thursday, too. As you see in the map above, there’s been a big increase here in heavy precipitation events in recent decades.

A warm February 27th

What a way to wind down the month of February!  Our high temperatures on this Tuesday rose to 59° during the afternoon.  This represents a temperature that’s 18° higher than our average for the date of 41°!  Yet, it was not a record high for the day.

Wintry Thursday morning forecast

Thursday morning’s forecast is a tricky one since snow, sleet, and freezing rain are all possible. Here’s the region=wide range of potential snow to expect. No matter how much snow falls, it’s going to be a SLOW commute in many spots.