Star Date 15 April 2019 Monday

Captain's Log

Happy Monday (15 April)...not so happy if you're still working on your taxes. :)

Last week was a whopper of a week weather-wise with a blizzard in the Plains, secondary Chicago snow storm and severe weather/tornadoes in the South and East. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW

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Snow cover this morning is down from last year but still 18% of the country with snow on the ground compared to 25% last year and average about 12%.

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Season-to-date snowfall has been pretty epic in spots like Maine where 14 feet have fallen but a whopping 56 feet of snow in the Sierra Mountains outside Lake Tahoe.


We've promised our Facebook and YouTube fans we'd stop saying that 4-letter we'll do our best to not talk about it until later this year.

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This week (15-21 April) has made a wholesale change from last year when the country was the coldest in over 30 years, 2nd snowiest in 30 years. This year the nation looks to trend much warmer than last year, 11th warmest in 30 years but still wettest in 30 years with yet another big storm for the East Coast Easter weekend.

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Easter weekend (19-21 April) unfortunately is very wet and stormy but much warmer than last year Easter. Easter last year was the 2nd coldest and 2nd snowiest in 30 years. This year Easter is several weeks later with the nation as a whole trending 3rd warmest in 30 years, the Southeast is the cool spot, and 3rd wettest in 30 years. Snow is the least in 9 years.

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Next week (22-28 April) nearly the entire U.S. will have a very warm end to April trending warmest in 10 years and 3rd warmest in 30 years. Rainfall remains heavy trending wettest in 8 years, 2nd wettest in 30 years but not much snow.

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For folks here in Eastern PA you may have caught us on the radio this morning, WBYN 107.5 Alive, with host John Yoast talking about everything weather, Hawaii, Air Force, being a Christian business owner and more. Next up will be Faith on the Field ESPN610...we'll keep you posted.

On that note, have a great week and don't forget to follow us on social media for daily updates.Facebook,Twitter,YouTube,PinterestandLinkedin

- Captain Kirk out.