As we enter March, temperatures are back above average. A lot of sun with temperatures in the 40's and even a couple of low 50's possible for the first week of March. Don't be fooled by the sunny warmth quite yet though... we are not quite out of the woods for another possible winter storm. March is looking to be closer to average regarding temperature and more active as far as storms. Signs are pointing to a more active weather pattern in March and this spring as a moderate to strong La Nina looks to be setting up. Ocean temperatures off the west coast of South America are well below average, which is a good indicator for La Nina. In return, this tends to give us cooler temperatures and more active weather as the polar jet pushes further north. ***Check out this cool short video by NOAA that explains the difference between El Nino and La Nina. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html ***

We are continuing to monitor a possible storm near the end of the first week/beginning of the 2nd week of March, as well as a second possible storm after that. As of now for our first possible storm, we look to be situated on the warm sector of an extra-tropical low-pressure system, which would correlate to rain however, a simple shift south would put us in the snow sector... We are continuing to monitor this possible storm and will keep you updated as we get closer to the event.

 

Meteorologist,

Justin Storm