Chilly start to the week…
Temperatures took a strong tumble overnight and today, as a cold front delivered northwesterly winds. They gusted up to 30 mph and prevented afternoon highs from reaching near normal. Readings were in the 30s and 40s, though warmer temperatures were recorded just after midnight.
Lows in the 20s to near 30 degrees for the next few mornings will mean only slow warming of the soil for Coulee Region gardeners. Longer term trends would suggest near to below normal for the rest of the month.
You'd think that allergy sufferers would get a break with this cold snap, but that won't be the case with the tree pollen counts. The season is in full swing and will get worse.
On and off clouds through the weekend…
Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be with us tonight through Wednesday, before more sunshine and somewhat warmer temperatures develop from Thursday and into the weekend. There will be a slight chance of afternoon showers on Tuesday and rain is also possible for Friday.
Severe Storm Spotter Training
Each year the La Crosse National Weather Service conducts severe storm spotter training sessions. This year, because of COVID, the sessions will be online.
The virtual sessions will cover the most significant forms we will see during the summer. You'll learn what to look for, and how to report them to the NWS. You don't have to be a trained spotter, and they are free and open to the general public. You will need to register beforehand with the La Crosse NWS.
The last session for the year is being held online Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30 PM.
Get more information at the NWS Skywarn Spotter Training site: https://www.weather.gov/arx/skywarn_schedule
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Have a great evening! -Stormtracker 19 Chief Meteorologist Dan Breeden