March cold snap ends with three hard-freeze mornings in Southwest and Southside Virginia. Spring is upon us, but that may still be a roller coaster.
Kevin Myatt wrote the Weather Journal in The Roanoke Times for 19 years. He has led students on storm chases and written for “Capital Weather Gang.” Twitter: @KevinMyattWx. Email: email@example.com.
Coldest mornings of this March ahead, but no winter storm expected next week
Shifts in upper-air flow likely won’t allow coastal storm to form, and cold March atmospheric pattern begins to break down late next week.
Could this belated winter have a grand finale in the works?
Delayed winter chill takes a break for a couple of days before returning late in the weekend for Southwest and Southside Virginia – with, perhaps, an ominous coastal storm to watch next week.
Winter awakens from its long winter’s nap for Sunday snow
Snow amounts were minor and mostly on grass and trees, but more locations in Southwest and Southside Virginia saw snow fall on March 12 than any date previously this winter.
Updated: Tardy winter threatens to fling snowflakes across Southwest/Southside Virginia on Sunday
Moisture running into cold air banked against the mountains may be just enough to add some white to the mosaic of blooming colors and break through record snowlessness in some locations.
Looking back at Blizzard of 1993 as this March turns colder
Nothing close to the “Superstorm” of 30 years ago is on the horizon, but some colder temperatures are back after a warm late February.
Beware the Ides of March; bloom-busting cold likely lurks
As the warmest February on record concludes in Southwest and Southside Virginia, far-flung signals point to a late-arriving wintry period toward the middle of March.
Abingdon’s first 80-degree winter day and Roanoke’s warmest winter night
It was as hot as 83 in Mecklenburg County even though 80s were not quite as widespread as originally expected in a February warmth surge that still rearranged record books in Southwest and Southside Virginia.
Thursday will feel like June – but Saturday will still be cold and wet
Record high temperatures topping 80 for many in Southwest and Southside Virginia will stir spring fever, but chilly weekend rain renews the reality that even an underachieving winter isn’t finished yet.
Snow missed most, rest of February tilts mild – can season run the table nearly snowless?
Sunday snowfall was limited to a narrow strip. A historically snowless winter is on the table for many Southwest and Southside Virginia locations, but that table can still be shaken by mercurial March.