Old Man Winter’s Revenge

Posted April 17, 2013 at 5:00 am

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By Julie Ann Madden

Just because Akron’s temperatures soared in to the Springy 70s on Monday, April 8, it didn’t mean that Old Man Winter was ready to hibernate until Winter 2014.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Spring-like rain soon turned into an ice storm blanketing the area with a thick covering of ice.

Then on Wednesday, Old Man Winter took another shot at the area, dumping about 2.5 to 3 inches of heavy snow on top of the coat of ice.

On Thursday, it sure seemed balmy at 33 degrees without any wind or snow. However, it still drizzled off and on and the hint of snow was still in the air.

On Friday, there were a few snow flurries but it was mostly sunny with a high around 42 degrees.

On Saturday, the day was fair to partly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s.

On Sunday, we contended with some light rain and drizzle as well as a breezy 50 degrees, keeping the wind chill about 30 degrees.

This week, Monday was forecast to be in the upper 40s but by Tuesday night, the area had a 60 percent change of rain.

Today (Wednesday) Old Man Winter was to blast us again with a rain-snow mixture — it was an 80 percent prediction for more winter. Wednesday night and into Thursday, there was still a 60 percent chance of the mixture.

But on Friday, it’s supposed to be mostly sunny with high temperatures near 42 degrees.

Call this Spring or just hope that Winter finally gives way to Summer this year.

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