Winter Storm X

Severe weather season is here--tornadoes have been spotted in Arkansas and Missouri. There are tornado warnings in Alabama and South Carolina--also known as Dixie Alley. You can read more about that, here.

Hurricane season is a few weeks away. No surprise that the names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate  in 2017  have been retired from the list of named storms. Houston faces flooding problems, and there are still places in Puerto Rico without water or electricity. They are not ready for this year.

The winter season has also been very active. The northeast has been hit with storm after storm. Major travel hubs like Newark, Boston, New York and Washington, DC have been affected.

We have also seen a familiar storm track for the upper midwest. Minnesota is having the  snowiest April  ever in the weather records! Once again, the White Sox are snowed out in Minneapolis. Green Bay, Wisconsin reports blizzard conditions, and record snowfall from winter storm Xenon, or whatever they are calling it now.  The fact that there has been almost an entire alphabet of winter storms is disturbing enough. But to have so much snow in April is uncharted territory.

The unseasonable cold temperatures and rain we are experiencing here stretches as far south as Texas.

But in Chicago, on the verge of spring, the rain is falling on new green buds and last-year's leaves. Every day, more beautiful.

Spring is coming! Is that snow?

Filed under: seasons, weather

Tags: April, Winter storm X

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  • It was snow at 8 a.m. today.

    But we got snow on April 14, 2014. I guess Green Bay didn't get as much then.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks for reading, Jack. Yes, snow here, too. I think we're getting the southern edge of the storm here...

  • Yup, it's snow. I'm no fan of Roman numerals, but if only "storm X" meant storm ten! I was just waking up this morning to the radio news when I heard the forecast including the words "unreasonably cold." I thought someone was certain to correct it to "unseasonably." Then I got downstairs,saw the snow on the ground and felt the cold before the door was open. Nope, "unreasonably" will do.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thanks for reading. Sorry for the confusion, it's used in the sense of the X-factor, the X-files, that kind of strangeness, which this weather seems to be. Unseasonable AND unreasonable, yes!

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