“Temperature Rollercoaster” Sweeps Across The U.S.

February 27, 2024

This is incredibly unusual but I’m not going to lie and say it’s unwelcome. It’s a nice little boost. You’ve got to make hay when the sun shines.

Jessica Blaska-Grady, general manager of a golf course in Wisconsin that reopened in February due to atypical warm weather in the region. This week, large portions of the U.S. face warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Big Picture: A powerful storm sweeps across the U.S. this week, bringing snow to the West, potential fire risk to the Plains and potential thunderstorms to the Midwest. In the central U.S., a mixture of hot and dry air have increased the potential for fires, with warnings on Monday and Tuesday spanning from the Texas U.S.-Mexico border to the Chicago area – impacting nearly 20 million people. The warmer-than-normal weather in some areas comes ahead of a drop in temperatures expected later in the week.

Read More: Intense storm front sweeping nation with snow, severe weather, fire threat (The Washington Post)

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer (The Associated Press)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas