Not exactly breaking news, but it’s cold! We started off in the upper teens and low 20s this morning:
There were even a few “no-worry flurries” here and there. Partly cloudy skies overhead today, but temperatures will only warm up to around 40° this afternoon, with wind chills still stuck around freezing:
After tomorrow morning’s cold start, we start warming up…highs will reach 50° on Thursday, back to around 60° on Friday:
The next chance of rain heads our way late Friday and Friday night:
I’m not concerned about any severe weather potential.
Friday night’s rain will be out of here in time for the weekend — both Saturday and Sunday look dry, with temperatures close to normal for mid-March:
More of a warming trend early next week, with another chance of showers and non-severe storms on Tuesday.
- There were some huge snow totals in the northeastern U.S. yesterday, but not in the big cities — so what happened to their expected blizzard?
- Instead of snow, New York and Philadelphia got a lot of sleet. Which is…gross.
- Apparently the National Weather Service discussed dropping forecast snow totals, but decided it would lead to too much confusion. I disagree with that decision, but here’s a look at their reasoning.
- From a few years ago…why is snow so hard to forecast?
- Could leftover heat from the last El Niño fuel a new one?
- Did climate change cause [insert weather event here]? It’s a loaded question…inside the scientific challenge of extreme weather attribution.
- The US Department of Defense has been evaluating climate change as a national security hazard for years, and the new Secretary of Defense is following in that mold.
- An atmospheric researcher has created a supercomputer simulation of a 2011 tornado-producing supercell.
- It’s about time that astronauts get free health care for life. (To be honest, I assumed they already did…it’s a job with more than a few hazards!)
- The south pole on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is warmer than expected, suggesting that a liquid water ocean is closer to the surface.
- The 3 ways that parallel universes could be real.
- A leftover Pi Day link…in 1666, sheer curiosity led Isaac Newton to calculate 16 digits of pi. Today, computers tackle the task.
- More math nerdiness, in advance of the NCAA basketball tournament: The odds you’ll fill out a perfect bracket.