THE

NEWSLETTER

MARCH

2010

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Welcome folks to the March issue of the Weatherfun Newsletter and Jerry's words. I have to say that so far the weather has been a Jerry type winter for sure for me. Most of the snow has been going to my west and south, and northern New England. Very little here in Rhode Island. Just the type of winter I love. But we still have some winter ahead of us even though the current temp is 51 degrees. Now some of our members in the Maryland area, who love snow, sure got more than their share this Winter. Better them than me.

I would like to take this time to thank all of you for your good words, cards and phone calls during my current illness. Some calls were even received while I was in the hospital in intensive care. They say I am coming along good, but it is taking a long time to me, and it looks like it will take a bit longer before I am back to my normal self.

Keep in mind that this is your newsletter and if you have an article that you would like to see in a further issue please send it to Bill or me and we will see that it gets in a future issue.

Until next month enjoy the approach of spring as the weather turns warmer, and the days get longer.

JERRY LAROCHE
WEATHERFUN FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

February's Weather
  • 1st: Over 3" of rain fell in parts of southern Florida flooding roads that caused major traffic problems.
  • 4th-5th: Heavy rain from eastern Texas to western Georgia caused traffic problems with flooded highways.
  • 6th: A powerful winter storm dumped up to 30" of snow in the Washington, DC area to southern New Jersey and created blizzard conditions. The storm got the nickname Snowmageddon. Many homes were without power and travel was next to impossible. Heavy rain in the Los Angeles area caused mudslides in the area of last year's fires.
  • 9th: A cold storm belted Southern California with rain and snow, flooding streets and leaving residents in foothill neighborhoods worried that saturated hillsides would cause mudslides.
  • 10th: Another snowstorm hit the Maryland and SE Pennsylvania area with over 2 feet of snow, knocking out power, closing highways, airports, schools and government offices.
  • 11th-13th:: Snow and sleet fell from central Texas, along the Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle and up to the Virginia/NC border along the coast. Travel by road and air was effected.
  • 12th: There was snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states with only Hawaii not having any. 67.1 percent of the U.S. had snow on the ground.
  • 20th-21st: Most roads and highways in northern Colorado were icy and snowpacked from a winter storm and most of the mountain passes got between 8 inches and 2 feet of snow.
  • 21st: Northern Arizona got 2 to 10" of snow.
  • 23rd: Texas dealt with its second winter storm in as many weeks as scores of flights were canceled and snow fell as far south as Austin and San Antonio.
  • 23rd-24th: Between 1 to 2 feet of snow throughout Berkshire County, PA.
  • 25th-26th: A persistent winter storm parked itself over the Northeast, bringing hurricane-force winds, flooding and more than 2 feet of snow as it cut power to more than a million homes and businesses.
  • 26th: An all time monthly record snowfall was set at Central Park, NY with 36.9".
  • 27th: Nearly 600k were still without power In Northeast a day after their snowstorm ended.

CAM OF THE MONTH

Cape Coral, FL

Links 4 You
NOAA Dispatches High-Tech Research Plane
to Improve Winter Storm Forecasts.
To read about it click HERE
Did You Know?

The National Hurricane Center has a new
Saffir-Simpson Scale.
You can read about it HERE

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website, but most of all have fun with your weather.
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