Spring Weather

Josh Calloni, Reporter

As spring time comes around, the weather changes, and not always change for the better. This year is no different.

The country is almost seemingly divided into three sections, hot and dry, snow, and rain. Lately, the great lakes region is still getting with snow. Milwaukee has received four inches of snow, and areas south, such as Racine and Kenosha have gotten up to nine inches of snow in the last week. The snow storms were fast moving as well, as most of them were wind driven, and being pushed across the great lakes region very quickly. Some areas west of Wisconsin even received up to 15 inches of snow.

“I can’t believe it snowed here last week. It was so warm for a extended period of time, and then it snowed, the weather in Missouri is odd,” sophomore Marcus Temple said.

However, the narrative is totally different in the midwest. Rain has hit the area in large spurts, only to be interrupted by snow earlier this week. St. Louis had snowfall on Sunday, April 14, however it did not stick, meaning it was quickly washed away by the rain that quickly followed. However, in the last month, the midwest has gotten just about 3 inches of rain in the last month, according to the National Weather Service. The east and northeast, they have gotten a smaller portion of the rain, and some of the snow the great lakes have gotten.

“Hopefully after last week’s snow storm we are done with the cold and ready for warm weather consistently,” sophomore Greyson Manor said.  

Finally, out west, temperatures are already hitting 90 degrees in areas like Phoenix and Los Angeles, according to accuweather.com. With the lack of rain, the early indications show that it could be a hot, dry summer out in the western region, adding on to last year when temperatures commonly grew to the mid 110’s, and the region may suffer from drought again this year.

With spring time just starting, the severity of the storms will only get worse and worse. If you live in a known severe storm area, have a plan ready with your family in the case of a tornado threat.