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It's spring, but the colder-than-usual weather will hang on
The National Weather Service predicts below average temperatures for Northeast Ohio into June
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Yes, winter is past. But the colder than usual weather is likely not.
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Spring is here, but steady, spring-like weather will not be a part of the picture for a while. The National Weather Service issued its three-month prediction today, and the harsh weather is not over here in Northeast Ohio.

 

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This December, January and February in Northeast Ohio were among the coldest since meteorologists started recording temperatures in the late 1800s. John Gauchalk is acting chief of prediction for the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, D.C. He says historically, the region’s weather ranks in the coldest 10 percent, averaging about  21 degrees. That's more than 6 degrees below normal.

“As you know it’s been quite cold dating back to late 2013 on average across much of your area. And it looks like, certainly in the short-term, climate time scale, meaning late March into April are likely to continue. In fact, starting next week, there’ll be another Arctic outbreak across Northeast Ohio.”

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Gauchalk says average temperatures will remain below normal for Northeast Ohio into June. He says precipitation levels for this period are uncertain, but there is a heightened chance of flooding because of the heavy snowfall and river and lake ice cover. Gauchalk says one thing Northeast Ohio will not have to worry about is drought.

“In recent years, generally west of your area in the Central Plains and parts of the Midwest, in the springtime, especially last year, (those areas) received less amounts of rainfall and high temperatures. So drought conditions developed quite rapidly just to your west in parts of the Corn Belt. This year, we’re not seeing that. The drought has shifted much further west across the Southwest and California especially.”

Though it’s been colder than normal in the Great Lakes region and in the eastern U.S., the nation’s average winter temperature has been normal because the western and southern U.S. have been warmer than average.

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