Just Plain Cold

CBS Boston

mar3FREEZE After 115 consecutive subfreezing hours last week from 5pm Monday to noon Saturday, a new stretch of temperatures below 32 degrees started last evening at 10pm. It’s 24 hours and counting and destined to go 24-48 hours longer! The mean temperature for February was -2.8 degrees. That followed the -1.6 degrees from January and the -1.4 from December. So the three months of meteorological winter were colder than average and including the -2.0 from November, it’s the first time we’ve had 4 consecutive colder than average months since November 2010-February 2011. Today’s afternoon high temperatures were close to 20 degrees below the average! March 2014 is off to a very cold start and there are no indications that any long-lasting warmth is on the way. The pattern favors more intrusions of arctic chill from Canada. Eventually, with the increasing power of the sun, these cold air masses will be more modified. Nevertheless, there is little hope…

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