Weather Talk: We have reached the winter's midpoint
Climate normal reaches its inflection point this week. We are at winter's midpoint. This means that average daily high and low temperatures rise steadily for the next six months or so. Coincidentally, warmer weather is expected soon. However, this is purely coincidental. Some years, the coldest weather comes in February. Some years, it comes in December. On rare occasions, the coldest days of a winter are in November or March. The average high today is in the teens. On March 9, the average high reaches 32 degrees. On April 21, it hits 60. But average temperatures should be used as a guide only with extreme caution. Most of the past fall and winter have been warmer than average, but the past three weeks have turned colder than average. Role reversal is typical for our climate and it has been especially so this winter season.