Overall – A Cool SpringFebruary 21st, 2014 at 2:39 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are the latest outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center for March (on the left) and March through May (on the right). These are probability maps, with blue indicating a higher probability of cooler than average temperatures and the tan/orange indicating a higher probability of warmer than average temperatures. As you can see Michigan is in the “Go Blue” for both March and March t0 May. The core of the cool is forecast to be over the Western Great Lakes. I might personally have expanded the blue area for March, since the month is going to get off to a rockin’ cold start with Siberian air crossing the North Pole and coming down into the U.S. Look at the cold air over S. Canada and the Northern U.S. over the next week. Tweet from Joe Bastardi tonight: “Euro(pean model) run very cold tonight through most of March. Puts us on track for coldest Nov-Mar since ’96, and perhaps the 1970s.”
Also – neat pic. of a reindeer with the Northern Lights in the background. Here’s a cool video of the Northern Lights from N. Dakota. Marquette, MI hit 41F on Wed., the first day above freezing since Dec. 5th. That’s 75 days straight at or below freezing!