March is probably the most fickle month of the calendar year as warm air punching in out of the Gulf of Mexico battles with lingering arctic air over Canada. Is Winter over? To be honest, I wouldn’t mind it if it was as forecasting snow storms can be exhausting. Next week’s record warmth may come to an end as a trough builds back into the east during the middle to latter half of March.
Let’s take a look at the latest temperature anomaly (degrees Celsius) forecast through the end of March from the Climate Forecast System (CFS) model (images courtesy TropicalTidbits):
March 5th through 10th:
March 10th through 15th:
March 15th through 20th:
March 20th through 25th:
March 25th through 30th:
- The latest climate models suggest record warmth through March 25th, however these models are not typically very accurate out past about 10 to 15 days.
- It is possible that the trough will swing back into the central part of the Nation late next week before slowly building back into the East during the middle portion of the Month.
- Do I think we have seen our last snow event? It’s possible, but I have seen snow covering the Cherry Blossoms in early April. Winter isn’t over until it’s over and March is incredibly fickle, so anything is possible.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the Spring-like temperatures next week!