Look for temperatures for Easter services to be in the 40s and again; lower to mid 50s for highs on Easter before before the gates come crashing down by Monday; appropriately named April Fool's Day. And, anyone who believed winter left for good will be made a fool of by Mom Nature on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures plunge back down into 30s to around 40. Again; well below the normal of lower to mid 50s by the turn of the month. And, with the opening Tiger's game in Minneapolis (or had it been Detroit, for that matter) on April Fool's Day, you KNOW you're just asking for trouble; what were they thinking?
Unfortunately Easter won't be completely unmarred; there will be a chance of showers with the next wave of colder air and snow showers on April Fool's Day.
So why has there been such a slow start to spring? I discussed some of that in my last few blogs; Spring Outlook and Negative Arctic Oscillation. Things are beginning to look up as we enter the second month of spring and we'll take a look at the rest of spring including a rather decent analogue year thus far this past winter and early spring, next week.
Have a good Easter!
Making weather fun while we all learn, Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian