To honor the beautiful snowfall we had Monday, what's left of it now, and the talented individuals who photographed it, here are my 10 favorite snow photos taken this week.
We have just enough cold air in place for a little mixed precipitation to be a minor concern early-to-mid Friday morning, especially in our southern suburbs.
Given the cold start to March and more possible arctic chill in the pipeline, we're predicting a later than average peak bloom this year.
In a bulletin issued this morning, NOAA issued an El Niño Watch predicting a roughly 50% chance for development later this year.
Kiteboarding is relatively new. 2003-5-ish is considered the "early years" of the sport, though it originated crudely in Hawaii and France in the late 90s.
Bless the European model. Bless the Canadian and American (GFS) model too.
By multiple metrics, the amount of snow and ice over the Lower 48 states, Great Lakes, and North America are in historic territory.
Meteorological winter ended up colder than normal (-0.8F) for the first time since 2010-11 and the snowiest (19.3") since the powerhouse winter of 2009-10 (56.1").
The snowkites, which resemble small parachutes, would sometimes catch a strong gust of wind and launch their riders up to six feet into the air.
A swift temperature drop and rapid change from rain to snow provided our winter-fatigued region with a bit of meteorological “shock and awe”.