Friday, April 19, 2013

Check the calendar...Snow on April 19th?

From spring time floods to winter time precipitation - these past three days have been anything but boring!  A very strong cold front moved through Thursday late afternoon/early evening with a funnel of cold air moving into the Stateline ever since.  Temperatures several thousand feet above remain very cold and this has fueled the snow showers, graupel and snow pellets we've experienced this morning and will likely continue into the afternoon.  Temperatures remain in the upper 30s and likely won't climb much further going into the afternoon.  The wintry precipitation will mix with scattered showers as the temperature continues to rise this afternoon before ending once the sun sets.  Amounts won't be much but there have been some reports of light accumulating snow in some locations.

Along with the snow, graupel and snow pellets the wind has been quite fierce with wind gusts nearing 40 mph.  Winds will remain gusty going into the afternoon and not really calm until after midnight tonight.  Going into the weekend the weather looks to remain a little more quiet.  Temperatures will remain cool but the sunshine should return Saturday.  However, there does look to be another system moving in sometime during the late Monday night - Wednesday timeframe bringing another round of rain to the area.

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