Happy Snowy Monday. :)
A series of snow storms over the past 72 hours brought over a foot of snow to many areas in the Northeast that had been a bit snow deprived this Winter. It was quite the Winter wonderlandlast night with the snow flocked trees. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.
The sunrise this morning quickly started to melt the snow so the roads were in pretty good shape mid-morning despite the decent snowfall.
Snowfall to date totals across select cities shows most are had a good snowy Winter with only a few snow holes across the U.S.
Snow Cover this morning was the most in over 16 years with 57% of the country blanketed in snow. Well above the average of 35% for this time of year and above last year's 33%.
The sun says Spring is a little over 15 days away, but we have some brutal Winter to contend with in the near term.
The Polar Vortex remains a bit ragged bringing another glancing shot to the U.S. Making this the coldest 2nd week of March in over 30 years. The good news is there are signs of it shifting and remaining over the North Pole where it belongs so some moderation next week.
This week (4-10 March) is the coldest in over 30 years for the U.S. overall, wettest in 3 years (7th wettest in 30 years) with a tad less snow than a year ago but still 9th snowiest of the past 30 years.
Next week (11-17 March) the U.S. trends similar to last year but still 6th coldest in 30 years. Rainfall looks to be the wettest in 26 years and 2nd wettest in 30 years with the least snow in 3 years.
For our farmer clients, a video was sent out via email on Friday discussing the entire 2019 Ag season and the few risks we expect. We discussed the weak El Nino and the implications for the coolest Summer in 5 years with no widespread droughts expected.
Summer temperature and rainfall trends by week were discussed in the FarmCast Ag update so check your email for the video.
We hope you enjoyed the snow, it's definitely not the last but later March and especially April look to be much more Spring-like than last year.
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-Captain Kirk out.