By Todd Nelson
YAWN... I, like many I'm sure, are still trying to recover from the weekend time warp. The cloudy, gloomy weather isn't helping either. Don't be ashamed if you hit the snooze button a few extra times this morning, most of us did!
As we muddle through this gray March weather, one thing to keep in mind is that we are making strides towards warmer weather. The atmospheric response is generally that of cloudier weather. Daytime highs above the freezing mark help to melt that winter snowpack, which adds moisture to the lower part of the atmosphere. That moisture tends to linger near the surface in the form of fog and low clouds, a pattern that can perpetuate for days.
The same storm that brought us Saturday rain will wrap up over central and northern Wisconsin today with shovelable snow. Tuesday brings another another clipper storm that will sail through relatively quiet. A few light snow showers may help to bring your desire to root around in the garden a few notches higher.
Can you believe that at this time last year, we would have had our 3rd 60 degree day in March? On March 17th we hauled in an astonishing 80 degree day! I don't see that happening in 2013. -Todd Nelson
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low: 20.