Weather blog: March is meteorological madness

Published: Mar. 14, 2018 at 12:02 PM MDT
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When we think of spring, our mind immediately has visions of flowers, and robins, green grass, warmth and sunshine but the truth is, March Madness is not only for basketball but the kind of weather we can see during the month. Spring is what I call a transition season. Here summer warmth is trying to work back north as winter’s chill fights back not wanting to give up ground. This transition often results into unsettled and big swings in weather and temperatures.

March 8 through March 13 we had nice warm temperatures in Southern Idaho. Highs going from the low 50s up to the low 60s. It looked and felt like spring but Wednesday brought a storm system that has knocked temperatures back down into the 40s and 30s and even brought rain and snow to all of Southern Idaho.

This change in weather pattern will feature unseasonably cool temperatures and unsettled weather conditions with the occasional rain and even snow shower. Highs will be in the mid 40s for most of the valleys and highs in the mountains in the mid to upper 30s with occasional 40s. It appears this damp and chilly weather will remain into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and even into the start of next week.