As of March 4th, there have been 63 days in the year.
25 of those days had a temperature in the single digits or below 0.
47 days had temperatures that were below average.
A cold front will drop across the region tonight and bring very cold conditions for the next few days. Then, another system will move in Friday night. This has the potential to bring snow, then a possibility of snow and freezing rain by Sunday. We’ll continue to track this developing situation for you.
February 22nd is historically the day George Washington was born. Except in 1731, when he was born, it was actually February 11th! What? It all boils down to the fact that, in some years, February has 29 days. That’s using the current Gregorian calendar, which was put into effect in 1752, twenty years after Mr. Washington was born. The Gregorian calendar was adopted because the previous Julian calendar, under which Mr. Washington was born, had become completely distorted in regard to seasons and Easter. As a result, September 2, 1752 was followed immediately by September 14!! The new calendar added 11 days and one year to George Washington’s birthday, making it February 22nd, 1732! Confusing? You bet! I’m still not sure which day should officially be Washington’s birthday. Some history I’ve read about Mr. Washington suggests he continued to regard February 11th as his real birthday.
A very strong center of low pressure will be moving into the area and bring with it a chance of thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional heavy rainfall. Storm Team 10 is tracking this powerful storm and will keep you informed.