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Sunday, March 12, 2017

struggling out of this... (pm.12.mar.17)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 34.7F (1.5C)
High temp: 46.7F (8.2C)
Precipitation: 0.05" (1mm) -- updated @ 9:00pm

Today has been a step in the right direction, but we remain well below normal, temperature-wise, for this time of year -- and there has been yet more shower development across the area this evening.  The morning sunshine was fantastic, but this air mass is so frigid, even the strong March sun couldn't get us up to 50ºF/10ºC.

This central Asian late winter air mass will slowly and gradual modify and loosen its grip on us over the course of the coming several days, but it's looking like it will be a rather slow process.  The upper-level flow will be plagued with weak disturbances all week long, and that will keep us battling periods of cloudiness, and even some random/scattered light rain showers from time to time.  In the midst of all that, there will be some periods of sun, however, helping us get back into a springtime mood after this recent major backward step.

We usually see temperatures pop above 70ºF/21ºC sometime during the mid- to latter part of March, but that kind of warmth is not going to happen for at least another ten days or more.