Sunday, March 13, 2016

Possible Sleet Alert

Despite the amazing run of spring-like temperatures we've been enjoying for the last week, we do need to alert you to the chance of some sleet tomorrow (Monday) morning. The sleet will not delay school--not this year!--but don't be surprised if you see a few frozen bits in the air tomorrow.

The rest of the week is looking very mild (mid 50s, mostly) but wet. As good as everyone was feeling this past Wednesday--the high hit 75 at the GSD Home Office!--we could be seeing some serious weather grouchiness by the end of the week because of all the rain and grey skies.

The long-term forecast does not show a return to more seasonable temperatures. What it does show, though, is a possible big storm for Sunday night into Monday with that chance that frozen precipitation would be involved. We'll see.

It's looking more and more like we will put up a big goose egg for delays, snow days, or early releases for most schools in Berkshire County. It's almost unfathomable. But we will not be surprised at all if we see a snow storm in the next five weeks or so. We've had high snow totals all the way into May in the past.

If we can get a foot of snow in a storm in October, we can certainly see the same result on the back end of the winter months. We aren't predicting it--especially because of the strong influence of El Nino this year--but there is a mathematical chance.

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