Sunday, March 17, 2013
Weather Rewind: March 10-16, 2013
Temperatures were 1.6 degrees above average last week, due in large part to the mild start to the week with 59 and 60 degree temperatures on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Those milder temperatures offset the chilled reality that occurred over the balance of the week. Our coldest day was Thursday, where highs only got to 43 in Philadelphia with some passing flurries through the region in the morning hours, while Saturday featured the most overall "wintry" day with a mix of sleet, snow, and rain as a disturbance passed through the region during the late morning and afternoon hours. Some thunder also accompanied the disturbance as it worked through the region as well.
We picked up just under an inch of rain locally -- the bulk of it falling on Tuesday with a storm system passing through and putting an end to the mild spell we had.
Nationally, the first half of March featured warmth in the western half of the country and across New England, with colder than average conditions across the Southeast, South, and Midwest. It's a slow to develop Spring across the East this year -- a stark comparison to what we got last year at this point!