March-like chill for Washington D.C. area

GFS model forecasts near-record lows in the mid-30s (Fahrenheit).

According to the Washington Post, lows could dip into the 30s in the coldest parts of the D.C. metro region by Monday morning, and a bit of patchy frost is possible. The European model  predicts lows of 40-45.

So far this month, on three days highs only reached the 50s, tying for ninth most on record (month-to-date).

And the average temperature for the month, in its entirety, is running 4 degrees below normal.

Following highs Sunday afternoon in the low-to-mid 60s, some 10 to 15 degrees below normal, temperatures may fall steeply overnight.

So much for global warming.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/05/12/powerful-cold-front-may-end-rain-streak-sunday-with-blast-of-march-like-chill/

Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link


14 thoughts on “March-like chill for Washington D.C. area”

  1. It’s so cold today in New Jersey that Rutgers University brought in Obama for its commencement to supply much needed hot air.

  2. No problem for the beltway climate hucksters. They will just blame the unusually cold weather on “Climate Change.” What will be difficult for them to explain will be the continuing string of record cold days in the months and years to come. Nor will they be able to deny the mounting evidence of the connection between the solar minimum and decreasing world wide temperatures.

  3. Froze 25-30 tomatoe plants on me an I had tarps over em. Lower & open areas were snow white, ice on bird bath for hour and a half after sunrise. Saved my sweet corn by covering w/grass clippings,potatoes ok. If this is just the beginnings of this sht.- it won’t even take a volcano. Food is already not arriving .

    • You weather smucks on tv in USA. should quit acting ignorant and LYING about the temps., YOU may get the food jerked right out of your hands also. There will be no tolerating spoiled brats or liars during the solar minima you don’t talk of.

    • Save your 1 and 2L drink bottles. Scavenge them from work or relatives/friends. Fill with warm/hot water around sunset (or fill them earlier and leave them in the sun to warm up) and put them under your tarp in/around your plants. They’ll serve as a heat sink for extra protection.

      • Right Mom, they make little water walls you can put around your plants to retain heat, but when you have 100s or 1000s of plants in a field it’s impossible. I would like a large hoop house w/removable plastic for my warmer plants, but can’t afford it now. thinking of lean to on sunny side of barn, 2x4s & plastic would be a good thing to have if you plan to grow food. Done this for my market plants before, if it gets hot you open the ends and let the air through, also can protect from Hail. You need lathe, to hold plastic screwed & pulled tight or wind will just tear it up. Stock up now, may be a way to produce earlier or at all.

  4. 19 degrees at 8 PM!? This location is only 800 ft above sea level. I find whenever I look up a place where there’s a frost warning that NOAA has forgotten to update the temperature in the main listing. Surely such updating would be automatic, no? I find this temp at Black River Falls has also not been updated. Maybe there’s a mistake, and it’s not really 19 degrees?

    “Low Temperature for Sunday, May 15, 2016
    (as received by 8 pm EDT May 15)
    19 at Black River Falls, WI ”
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=nathilo&version=0&fmt=reg

  5. and that’s not the only place – we had snow squalls in ND last week and some lite snow in Minnesota.

    more snow this week in the Rockies:

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
    MAY 16 2016

    INCLUDING…PIKES PEAK
    WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY…

    * LOCATION…PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FEET.

    * CA– USE AND TIMING…AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE HIGHER PORTIONS OF PIKES PEAK BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE
    HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATION…1 TO 2 FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

    * IMPACT…HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND PRODUCE SNOW PACKED ROADS ABOVE 11000 FEET. HIKERS AND VISITORS TO PIKES PEAK SHOULD PREPARE FOR WINTER CONDITIONS AND THE POSSIBILITY
    OF VERY HEAVY WET SNOW.
    http://www.weather.gov/bou/

  6. Robert- I wonder if you would consider posting a permanent link on your website to a temperature converter for those of us too lazy to do the math from centigrade to farenheit and vice versa?

    I’m sure there are many available. The one below is user friendly.

    http://www.manuelsweb.com/temp.htm

  7. Mom2Kids
    “Save your 1 and 2L drink bottles. Scavenge them from work or relatives/friends. Fill with warm/hot water around sunset (or fill them earlier and leave them in the sun to warm up) and put them under your tarp in/around your plants. They’ll serve as a heat sink for extra protection.”

    What a great tip! I’m planning on building raised beds for gardening next year. I had already thought to place plastic over the tops when necessary to prevent freezing, but using “hot water bottles” at night is a great idea! Thanks!Tarps with the silver side down ought to help keep that warmth in. We’re going to need every edge we can get.

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