National Weather Service Releases Forecast Through First Week Of April
The March to April transition might be one of the most unpredictable times in the Northland when it comes to the weather. You really never know what is going to happen.
Now, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center is giving us some insight into what we can expect for this transition. They released an outlook through the first week of April on their Twitter account Wednesday (March 24th).
According to their forecast, things are definitely in our favor in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Looking closer to the Twin Ports, it looks like we will see an extremely strong chance for above average temperatures. Our chances are so strong they fall between sixty and seventy percent.
When it comes to precipitation, it looks like things won't be average. In fact, the Twin Ports has a moderate to strong chance of seeing precipitation levels below average.
Take a closer look at the graphic below:
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the average temperature for April is about forty-two degrees, which shows that if this forecast comes true, it will truly feel like spring. In terms of precipitation, we usually see about two inches in our region. This demonstrates that the first part of the month will likely be dry compared to usual.
By the way, if you are interested in weather and forecasts like this, you could become a weather spotter free of charge in April. The National Weather Service of Duluth will be holding several training courses over the course of the month.