Another freezeApril 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
Just when you thought the chilly air was out of here another blast comes hurtling down from Canada. Yep folks we have another freeze warning in effect until 9am Monday for the Miami Valley.
If you have any plants that can’t handle the cold make sure you cover them up or if you can bring them indoors. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen temperatures fall at or below the freezing mark this month. April 10-12th temperatures dipped near or below freezing.
I did some research and found out that it’s not unusual to have freezing temperatures this late in April. The “average” date of the last 32 degree temperature in spring is April 19th.
So what’s causing this chilly air? Well a large area of low pressure along the east coast is drawing in colder air from Canada. Here’s how it looks in the upper levels of the atmosphere.
The storm along the east coast is going to stay far enough way from us on Monday so it’s not going to give us any precipitation. However it will bring us cooler temperatures for Monday and pretty breezy winds. But it could be worse – areas east of us are under winter storm warnings.
Snowfall amounts in the higher elevations could amount anywhere from 5-10 inches! For us the winds switch direction Monday and increase. Look for some sunshine but breezy conditions for Monday afternoon.
We’ll stay dry until late Tuesday when another storm system brings us a chance for rain. Until then make sure you keep the jacket around for the next several mornings.