Spring, Early-Summer Temperature Outlook

After a cold start to March across the northern tier of the United States, temperatures are expected to trend above average in parts of the Pacific Northwest and Northeast as spring progresses and summer begins, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Much of the East and Midwest can expect near- or slightly above-average temperatures, but areas from the Southwest into much of the Plains may see near-average or slightly cooler temperatures over the next three months...


Flood disaster likely just beginning over central US with troublesome season expected

Flooding will continue in waves and varying degrees of severity over the central United States, including a large part of the Mississippi River watershed, through the spring. While high stream and river levels are common during the spring thaw, flooding that occurs is sometimes worse than other years....


Where will it feel like spring in the US to start the season on Wednesday?

Spring is expected to kick off with most of the northern tier of the United States enjoying mild weather on Wednesday, while temperatures trend downward in California following this weekend's warmth. This winter marked by a deadly Arctic outbreak in the Midwest and Northeast, a prolonged cold snap in the northern Rockies, snowiest February on record in Seattle and rare snow in Las Vegas will officially fade to spring at 5:58 p.m. EDT (2:58 p.m. PDT) on Wednesday...


The 1st day of spring doesn’t mean it's the last of the snow

March 20 is the first official day of spring and the start of warmer weather... in theory, at least. Winter historically hasn’t stopped cold turkey on March 19, as several substantial snowstorms have hit cities across the United States on March 20 and the surrounding days. Will it happen this year?....


Is 'folk science' the X-factor that adds to tornado threats?

It’s logical to wonder, ‘What went wrong?’ in the aftermath of the recent tornadoes that hit parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida and resulted in 23 deaths. It was the deadliest tornado outbreak in the U.S. since May 2013 when a massive tornado killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma. Were people given enough advance warning? Did they heed the warnings? Did they have somewhere safe to go? If no is an answer to any of those questions, how can that be fixed?...



Elizabeth Root Blackmer

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