The famously temperate* weather in Los Angeles just can’t quite figure itself out this year.
This year brought “Snowing in Calabasas!”, which was part of the “February to remembrrr”, and by April tempurates were unseasonably balmy. We also got rain and more rain and then some more rain.
These charts help explain the wackiness (at least by Los Angeles standards):
* Full disclosure: I grew up in Texas. The last full year I lived there, in 2010, the temperature reached 100 degrees during 69 days. “Temperate” is a relative word.
Here in D.C. we woke today to a surprise coat of snow/sleet, the first significant wintry mix of the season. Apparently, the precipitation came from a massive storm that’s dumped rain and snow — and sparked tornados — over a large swath of the country. The National Weather Service has a fancy (and new to me) radar map that shows the storms size and intensity. Check it out:
National Weather Service
[Via my colleague, Mark Memmott]