The Local Weather
by Trevor Battle
Spring Warmth on the way!!!
Beginning tomorrow we’ll finally receive a much-needed break from the continuously cold weather of the last few weeks. The warmer weather will arrive courtesy of major weather pattern change which will bring cold weather to the west, warm weather to the east, and big-time severe weather in the south. See the below section "weather trends" (the week ahead). For more information: www.erh.noaa.gov/box/
This past week's weather (February 22nd through March 1st)
Coldest: March 2nd= 12F
Warmest: March 8th= 44F
Snow = Trace, March 1st
Last week's no-show snow
Sooo…….what happened to the snow predicted last Thursday? As you may recall, there was a forecast for 1-2 inches of snow in Holliston last Thursday which never materialized. There was, however, a very sharp cutoff between those receiving measurable snow and those receiving no snow at all. In fact there was even a noticeable difference in snowfall within Holliston. On a drive last Thursday evening, I observed that while it was snowing lightly in western Holliston (Milford/Medway town line) with a wet road surface, the roads were completely dry with a just few flurries in eastern Holliston (Ashland/Sherborn town line).
According the National Weather Service, towns as close as Douglas and Southbridge received up to three inches of snow. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/climate/pns/MAR2_2006.txt
Weather trends (the week ahead)
Get ready for spring-like warmth the next several days as temperatures are expected to run well above normal. The National Weather Service is forecasting daily high temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s from Friday to next Wednesday. Morning low temperatures should stay in the upper 30s to low 40s.
The arrival of the warmer weather will be preceded by a period of rain showers and perhaps a few wet snow flakes this Thursday (March 9th). The weekend looks mostly dry with hit or miss showers persisting through mid-week.
Trevor Battle is a longtime resident of Holliston and a Trained Severe Weather (SKYWARN) Spotter for the National Weather Service as well as a weather enthusiast. In this section he’ll provide reports of daytime high and low temperatures as well as precipitation and other weather events affecting Holliston. Weather alerts and forecast will mostly come from the National Weather Service office in Taunton.
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