The calendar may say it's spring, but it won't feel that way today in the Great Lakes and Northeast. A major winter storm continues to impact the Northern Tier today. Learn more about winter weather safety: https://t.co/Ax3iZcVDA3 pic.twitter.com/A1L9uxiLIH
— NWS (@NWS) April 15, 2018
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.
— NWS Green Bay (@NWSGreenBay) April 15, 2018
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?