Will Snow Chances Linger Into May In The Duluth Area?
Are we out of the woods yet? We can never be too sure in the Twin Ports but I sure hope so because we deserve it. Duluth officially had its snowiest winter ever, breaking the all-time record for snowfall during the 2022-2023 winter season. I am like everybody else, wondering if spring is on the horizon at all.
We are still not super warm, despite the fact that it is supposed to be spring. With overnight lows falling into the mid-thirties, it is not out of the question for any rain to turn to overnight rain/snow mix or snow. As an act of desperation, I turned to the Old Farmer's Almanac for answers.
Of course, we have to take their May forecast with a grain of salt, as they make long-term weather forecasts by region. Some believe in what they do and others do not. Either way, I always look just to see what the month ahead holds for our region, especially if I am looking for good news.
I got good news when I looked at their May outlook, which says we will start the month off with rain, which will be heavy in certain parts of our region. It will also be warm for the first seven days of the month, which will be welcomed for sure after the past few months.
For a few days after that, we will cool off a bit with mild conditions and sunshine. Showers return to the forecast around May 11th, along with warm temperatures that will persist into the rest of the month. We will see thunderstorms or rain for the rest of the month as well, so it looks like it will be a pretty wet month.
There is no snow in the forecast, which is great news because we got enough already. Temperatures will be a degree above average in the mid-fifties and precipitation will be above average as well. I personally don't mind a little rain if it means that we have warm temperatures and a little bit of spring.
Spring won't be long at this point, considering how long this winter lingered. We can all look forward to summer, though. The Weather Channel released an outlook for the season and it looks like things are shaping up nicely! There is nothing better than a Twin Ports summer.