Sunday, April 15, 2012
Weather Rewind, April 8-14 2012
Rainfall was minimal -- most spots got nothing, Philly picked up a trace. Showers moved through the region on Wednesday and Thursday in the cold upper level pattern thanks to that low in Eastern Canada and its associated trough. We have picked up a whopping 0.33" of rain for the month so far.
Temperatures nationally reflect the continuing warm meme that was running rampant in March -- not quite as warm as last month compared to average but the center of the country is where the warmth currently resides as temperatures are running as much as ten degrees above normal through the Plains. Cooler temperatures continue to reside on the West Coast, with California particularly cooler than average overall. The central warm pattern helped in the development of the storm system that brought over 100 reports of tornadoes to the Plains on Saturday, with one cell hitting the Wichita, KS, area particularly hard.