Friday, Spring arrived with the Vernal Equinox. So did a few more inches of snow, then rain to make for slush and slog. We are supposed to go up to 60F today. And, we have not had a night below 25F for at least a week. I thought that this would be a good day to summarize the winter storms from the Fog In August predictions
First, my apologies to my family and friends in New England, who probably want to punch me for predicting 18 storms this winter. It has been a winter for the record books. Second, in our region, the storms were confounded by ice this year. We are in the region of the Mid-Atlantic region where the nature of the storm (i.e. rain, ice, sleet, snow) depends on a change in temperature of a few degrees. Thirty-five degrees, we have rain. Thirty-three, sleet and ice. Thirty and below snow. Also, we had a phenomenon in which we had many weeks of sub-twenty degree days, resulting in frozen ground. When the ground is a block of ice, and the rain comes at 40F, all that water turns to ice on the ground.
The tally: 12 snow storms (not including yesterday’s snow-rain event), 6 ice storms. I did not keep track of just rain storms.
Total: 18 snow-ice storms.
18 storms predicted by the Fog in August. 18 storms occurred. Take that Weather.com!