New England poets have been inspired by the regions early spring weather in April which brings on laughter, but at times languished because winters grip doesn’t let go. Snow fields still deep in eastern Canada retaining their wintery chill controls our weather here as the northern branch of the jet stream sends the super cooled winds to blanket us at times in April.
It’s a fact the tears will be filling our eyes from the biting cold wind that will be rattling the bird feeders the next couple of days. We may not see temperatures get above 40 degrees until Thursday. Wind chills will have a common number of teens and twenties making it feel right out of mid February. Dress more for a mid winter football game tomorrow in New York for both the Yankees and Mets baseball game. But all this nonsense of early April cold will be a distant memory bringing on smiles and laughter as more real springtime weather is just around the corner.
Mud season. The annual climatic visitor to the New England scene, never fails to make an appearance in March, though its commencement, duration, and end vary considerably from year to year, much as spells of Indian summer weather do in the autumn. Solar rays have increased in strength as we approach the equinox next week. Overnight thaws become regular and help melt the ground frost from the surface downward, creating an ever-deepening wet, soggy ground.
There will be a pause in “mud season” for awhile as another stubborn trough gets hung up over the northeast. Arctic fronts will give one last attempt to rush through our borders for the next two weeks, with some cold nights, snow showers, wet snow mixing with a cold rain every four days.
Don’t let this lull in activity fool you. The morning snow and occasional brightening of skies will be the forerunner to what’s to come later. Bands of heavy wet snow will roll in from the ocean through late afternoon, tonight and likely through tomorrow mornings rush hour. Eastern Connecticut will feel the brunt of this activity with central and western Connecticut seeing a little less accumulation of snow. A range of 4-10 inches could be on the ground by mid-morning On Friday. Tomorrows landscape will have a ”Currier & Ives” look to it.
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