Greetings everyone! I've been quiet as I have been dealing with illness as well as the ongoing relocation process. My infrequent updates will continue. It appears that the move will take place late in the third week of April. While I may not update the website, I am usually good for some quick hits on Twitter during the work week, and when time allows on the weekends. I would suggest that you keep an eye on that.
I will be shutting down operations all together April 16th and expect to return to some frequency by May 5th-6th or soon thereafter.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
March ends unsettled, and pattern continues into April
March appears to head out as a lamb, but not without some storminess. The first round comes Thursday into Friday, then a second for Easter Sunday. The Easter event will be one to watch for potential slick conditions over the interior. Coastal areas appear to stay liquid for now.
Temperatures will feel like spring to a certain degree headed into the weekend, but after the system passes through on Sunday, it trends cooler again.
The signals are all there for a cool, unsettled first half of April. Repeated shots of cold air will are on track to pinwheel around eastern Canada and the northeast United States through the first ten days at least. As the cold works around, the chances for unsettled weather come along with it.
Winter isn't over for most of the region... yet
With the repeated cold shots comes the threat for snow. Time is on the side of the vernal equinox in the atmospheric battle for supremacy, but this is Maine. The climate around the 45° parallel takes a bit more time to catch up to the change, and this year is no different.
As it is normally, the mountains and north are likely to see that come to fruition, whereas the closer to the coast, the chance decreases. I would suggest that any ideas beyond 5 days continue to be taken with a grain of salt. There are signals for a potential snow event for the middle part of next week, but it is only signals for now. I suspect operational models will continue to be somewhat erratic, so my suggestion will be for "buyer beware" for any charts floating around social media until the time comes inside of 72 hours ahead of an event.
Thanks as always for your support!
Eight year forecaster.