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WINTER COMING TO A CLOSE

3 weeks until Spring....
WILD WEATHER FEBRUARY
WILD WEATHER FEBRUARY
WILD WEATHER FEBRUARY
WILD WEATHER FEBRUARY
WILD WEATHER FEBRUARY
Posted at 6:21 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 18:21:38-05

What a February it has been so far in Central Maryland. 18 days of rain, 13 days of cloud cover, and 26 days with highs above 32 degrees.

The unseasonably warm temperatures and excess rainfall are associated with the storm track aka "the jetstream" pushing farther north. This creates a seesaw effect sending the cold out west and the warm spring-like to even early summer like temperatures our way. With the jetstream north we not only get the warmth but we get what is known as the typical "La Nina" storm track where low pressure systems develop out toward the southern Plains and push up through the Tennessee/Ohio River Valleys. This storm track opens the door for excessive rainfall and limited snowfall usually wiping away any drought that may have accumulated in the area.

So what does March have in store for us?

If we look at the first two weeks as a whole we look to be slightly below average on the temperatures and slightly above average on precipitation which is a bode of confidence for those hopeful of one last snowstorm. The storm track looks to push further to the south creating that seesaw effect once again shifting the warm air this time to the west and the cold back here where we live. With the cold and a southern storm track we are prone to a better chance at wintry weather even with Spring starting March 20th at 12:16pm. Stay tuned!!