Happy Monday! :)
It's not so happy if you live along rivers from Texas to Illinois into the Ohio Valley with 288 locations above flood stage and another 232 nearing flood stage!February in the Eastern half of the U.S. (especially from TX to MI to PA) has been the wettest in 20 years (64% above average and 160% more than last year). CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW.
The combination of snow melt, ice jams, frozen ground and the heavy rain all added up to make this a bad start 2018. Last year it was the West getting all the rain bu this year it's been the driest February in 5 years. It's still pretty wet this week in the Ohio Valley and especially points South so the risk for more flooding is very high.
March looks to come in pretty cold for much of the country except the Southwest making the first 11 days the coldest start to March in 4 years and the wettest in 7 years for the U.S. overall, snowiest in 5 years.
If you like peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and almonds, prepare to pay more this year as the coldest late February weather in 30+ years hit the growing regions of California right as the trees were flowering. Early estimates suggest at least 30% of the potential crop has been destroyed.
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Captain Kirk out