As the old saying goes, March comes in like a lion. And, as we head into the middle of the month, that lion is showing no signs of becoming any less ferocious.
The Midwest got hit with heavy snow starting last night, making this winter among the snowiest on record for the Chicago and Detroit areas – the third snowiest in Chicago and the second in Detroit since the late 1800s. Overnight, the snow made its way across the Great Lakes, into New England, where some areas are expected to get as much as 19 inches by the time it moves out tomorrow night.
Though we predicted heavy snow over the weekend, rather than midweek, this storm system confirms our warnings that snowy weather would keep pounding us until the bitter end of winter. In fact, our forecast calls for more snow in the Northeastern U.S. well past the official start of spring.
We’re expecting storms to rage through the end of the month, with continued snowfall even into April. Time will tell if our projections bear out, or if those who are dreaming of spring will get their wish.
What do you think? Is this week’s storm part of an ongoing pattern, or just winter going out with a bang, er, roar?