I am an avid weather watcher for the last 42 years. Weather has been a love of mine since I was 7. I enjoy watching the Tropics & Severe Weather.
By: Bordonaro, 5:32 PM GMT on April 06, 2010
Good day everyone. Well, after an absence I am back. The end of winter in North TX was quite wild, with the DFW, TX area receiving a near record 17.1" of snow at the DFW AP.
Spring has started off wild, with about 0.5" of snow in Arlington, TX on the first day of spring. Temperatures have finally warmed to about 5-8F above normal over the last few days. Thankfully, most of the Severe Weather in North TX has been limited.
Over the last several days, an exceptionally warm air mass has covered a good portion of the Midwest, S Plains, and all up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Record highs were set in many area of interior NY State, VT, even ME got action, with high temperatures in the 70's. A large trough over the SW US has set up over the Western US, bringing a SW Jet Stream screaming across sections of the Midwest, even the Upper Midwest experienced temperatures above normal.
Below is the SPC Preliminary Storm reports from yesterday, Monday, April 5, 2010, showing how widespread the Severe Weather has been, looks like a late May map:
Today's SPC Preliminary Storm reports, showing the Severe Weather in MI as of Mid-day Tuesday, April 6, 2010:
Hopefully, the weather pattern will settle down over the next few days, bringing an end to the wild Severe Weather across areas of the US that normally doesn't see wild weather till late May/early June. The early-Spring Heat Wave should break by the end of this week, returning more seasonable weather th the Eastern 2/3 of the US.
Be blessed, thanks for reading, have a great day :0)!
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