Quite Possibly a Year Without a Winter

Does anybody else feel the same? It seems as if we did experience a true winter here in the Carolinas, other than the two-day cold wave around Christmas. There certainly has not been any notable snow, but we still have until March 20th which is the official start of spring.

But from the 19th into the 23rd, we are looking a much above average temperatures here on the East Coast. Daytime highs will soar into the 60s and even 70s in the darker red spots in the image above. This is typical for a La Nina with “heatwaves” in February. It will be some great days to get outside for physical activity.

This will certainly put a fork in any snow chances. So yes, it does seem as though time is running out. One of the snowiest times of year in the Carolinas is February, and if we are going to “torch”, the chances start to dwindle quickly.

March may be a wildcard, and we will post on that soon. So stay tuned!

Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!