And it won’t even be close. The first 7 or 8 days of March will start out above average, but then there will be a pattern shift that will suppress the heat around the 8th. As we are now almost in March, it is a wonder if we will have any winter left. The first day of meteorological spring is March 1st.
However, the weather will not know we are in meteorological spring once the calendar hits the 8th. And it looks like the cold could be sustained for a while. It should last at least into the 14th.
But there is not telling after then if we warm back up or not. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has the Southeast warmer than average for the entire month of March below, which could signal that our cold spell will not last for the entire month.
Or, that might be from the first week or so of March, which is expected to remain above average. If we have any winter chances, the 8th to the 14th is it. If nothing happens, this will be the first snowless winter in Charlotte since the 1800s.
Crazy to imagine we lived it.