Snowfall in places! Freeze advisories in northern-tier states! On Memorial Day! Perhaps the idea that we’re headed for a new Little Ice Age isn’t so far-fetched after all.
29 May 2021 – “In the Northeast, daily high temperatures Saturday could be as much as 20 degrees below normal and even challenge records in places,” says AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. “Add to that a soaking rainfall and the recipe for a holiday weekend spoiler is complete.”
“There’s even the chance that some wet snowflakes can mix in at times over the higher elevations of upstate New York at the start of the weekend,” Sosnowski warns.
“A bit of sleet and snow was observed in parts of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Friday morning. North of the precipitation area, freeze advisories were issued over the northern tier of the United States.
Unseasonably cold air “may also challenge record low maximum temperatures that have been in the books as far back as the middle 1800s.”
Dozens of locations could set record-low maximum temperatures on Saturday alone
“There are dozens of locations that could set record low maximum temperatures on Saturday alone in the Northeast,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell said.
“In some cases, the records have withstood the test of time since the mid-1800s.
“For example, the forecast high temperature for Philadelphia Saturday is only 55 F. If this occurs, it would break the record low maximum temperature of 56 set in 1884. Washington, D.C., may break its record low maximum of 58 set in 1893 on Saturday. In New York City, the forecast high for Saturday is 54 — some 20 degrees below the average high for this time of year.
Midwest cities such as Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, have already been impacted by the out-of-season storm.
Record cold going back to the mid 1800s, and Accuweather’s headline merely calls it “Unseasonably Cold” ! ? ! ?
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