60 F. average high on April 20.
42 F. high on April 20, 2013.
.10" rain fell Sunday.
60s today; temperatures may be 20-25F colder 1 week from today.
Yesterday was a WOW moment, an atmospheric daydream; a healing gift from on high. We set out the Adirondack chairs and reintroduced ourselves to dazed, long-lost neighbors. Our dog, Leo, took us on a nice long walk.
You could almost see lawns greening up before your eyes; no small feat after the winter we just experienced. Based on the WMI, the Winter Misery Index, which measures snow amounts and severity of cold it was the toughest winter in a generation. You have to go back to 1983-84 to find a more severe winter overall. Yes, we were due for a perfect spring day, and I'm glad it came on Easter Sunday.
Northwest winds pick up behind a cooler front today; upper 60s will make for a distractingly nice Monday. Showers return Wednesday with a potential for a soaking rain Thursday as a storm spins up nearby. Chilly exhaust on the backside of the storm keeps us in the 40s Saturday.
And then it gets interesting. ECMWF (European) model guidance shows a big storm passing to our south early next week. It's too early for specifics, but let's just say it's conceivable a cold rain Sunday might end as wet snow or a mix 1 week from today. No, I'm not kidding.
Keep the faith. 70s return by the first weekend of May.
TODAY: Sunny, breezy & pleasant. Winds: NW 15-20. High: 68
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear and chilly. Low: 38
TUESDAY: Blue sky, less wind. Cooler. High: 58
WEDNESDAY: Showers likely, possible thunder. Wake-up: 43. High: 54
THURSDAY: Soaking rain, heavy at times. Wake-up: 48. High: 49
FRIDAY: Windy & raw. Showers taper. Wake-up: 37. High: 47
SATURDAY: Some sun, showers at night. Wake-up: 35. High: near 50
SUNDAY: Periods of rain. Happy lawns. Wake-up: 39. High: 43