"In like a lion ..."

"In like a lion ..."March may have come in like a lion, but so far we haven’t seen evidence of the lamb yet. Cold, windy, rainy weather trends persist, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future, according to China Lake Weather Officer Tamera Walters. While most of our temperatures and precipitation this season has fallen within the range of normal, she noted some aspects that are atypical. The stormy season kicked off with a Thanksgiving Day snow, followed by a much rainier-than-average December. January and February — typically the wettest months of the year — were unseasonably dry. “Then March, which is usually comparatively dry, seems to be trying to make up for that.” The amount of rainfall you saw depends on your location in the valley, said Walters, but the official measurement is just over half an inch for the month. Walters said that cold-weather trends will continue for at least two more weeks, according to long-range forecast models. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2020-03-20