Here in Baton Rouge the record high for today is 84 set in 1996. Back in 1996 we had two days the first week of February where we had highs around 31 and lows in the mid teens though there was not wintry precip involved. Not sure of the high today but we will be close to the record just a few weeks after the ice storm. There is a neighborhood near me where it looks like a hurricane has come through. . The ice storm knocked down large limbs and several trees.
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Well for me I am hoping for no more cold. Felt good to be in shorts and flip flops again and enjoy the spring temps. Since we rescheduled our San Antonio trip to the day after Easter, hoping this weather continues as it would be more enjoyable instead of being cold. Looking forward to getting my pool ready hopefully in another month or 2
1) The still-extant cold pool across Canada and the active southern branch jet stream may create frozen precipitation threats from the lower High Plains into the Northeast. Carefully monitoring next weekend!
2) Strong surge of warmer air into the central third of the continent will last through the next ten days. But beyond that...questions arise.
3) Outline for March forecast and how the super-active Pacific Basin storm sequence and subtropical jet stream could combine to eradicate the modeled forecasts of widespread warmth across the lower 48 states. Just look at how different the analog series is from the three ensemble packages.
4) Icelandic block means that much of Europe may go back into the proverbial freezer by late in the new week. Severe thunderstorm threats are rising in Iraq and Iran. South Asia looks mostly warm and dry."