Sunday, March 03, 2013

Weather Rewind -- February 24th to March 2nd, 2013

Temperatures last week averaged out to 2.4 degrees above average as we closed the book on meteorological winter and started March. We're really starting March on a chilled note as temperatures were below average on Saturday, with February closed out on a modestly mild note.  Temperatures were as warm as 53 degrees on Wednesday after rains moved through the region Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

A few rogue sleet pellets floated around Thursday and Friday, with some flurries flying on Saturday.  Par for the course in the second half of winter -- teases of snow, nothing more than conversational snowflakes or flizzards flying.

Rainfall from Tuesday night and early Wednesday ended up just above a half inch -- some one inch totals occurred along the coast, with snow and ice in the Poconos with the storm system.

A fair chunk of the nation finished with below average or average temperatures last month.  The only real warmth across the country was in South Texas, the Northern High Plains, and across northern parts of New England.  Most everyone else was within a couple of degrees of normal on temperature except the Desert Southwest, which was relatively colder than average.  The month was relatively benign from a statistical standpoint, noisier from a storminess standpoint thanks to a series of major storms that impacted various parts of the country.