Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Looks to Finally Arrive

After a week of cold, windy, rainy, and even snowy conditions, spring finally looks to make an appearance. Numerous Freeze Warnings have been issued for Edgar County over the past 2 weeks (4 to be exact). Overnight lows have dropped into the upper 20s which has threatened new plant growth. Another warning is in effect for Tuesday night, but hopefully it will be the last since the average last day for a spring freeze (28 degrees) is April 5. Friday evening, there was enough cold air above the surface to allow sleet, snow, and graupel to form.Cloud cover and northwesterly winds have not help the situation any since they have held down temperatures during the day. However, after a rainy and cloudy Monday, the weather looks to improve and go from below average temperatures to above average temperatures. Tuesday looks to be sunny and cool with highs in the 50s, but from there, temperatures are on a steady increase with abundant sunshine. By the weekend, temperatures will be near or above 70 degrees! Long-term forecasts show the jet stream staying to the north which will keep a flow of warm air streaming into the Midwest from the Gulf of Mexico.

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