Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cold Air Returns for the Beginning of March

Below average temperatures have been very common during the month of February and it looks like the beginning of March isn't going to disappoint.  Highs Wednesday only warmed into the low 20s, a good ten degrees below average for this time of year.  High pressure moving down the Plains Wednesday night will keep temperatures on Thursday from warming much past the mid 20s during the afternoon.

An even stronger high pressure system late Sunday night and early next week will help pull down an even colder air mass into the first week of March.  High temperatures Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of next week will have a hard time making it out of the teens!  Keep in mind average highs should be in the low 40s.  In fact, some of the cold next week could be record setting.

Next Sunday through Tuesday have the potential to either tie, or break, the record cold high temperatures for those days.  The forecast high temperature for Sunday is 15 degrees.  If that forecast holds it'll tie the record cold high of 15 degrees set back in 2014.  The forecast high for Monday is 13 degrees.  This could actually break the record cold high temperature for that day which was 14 degrees set back in 2002.  And Tuesday's high of 18 degrees could also come close to tying the record cold high of 17 degrees set back in 1960.  It doesn't look like any record lows will be set next week. 
Which is a good thing!  Unfortunately the cooler than normal trend looks to continue into the middle of the month before a possible pattern change that could lead temperatures back up closer to where they should be.

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