It's been really cold lately, hasn't it? The weather pattern shifted in the middle of April and we've seen colder than usual weather for about 4 weeks. Here are the records that have fallen in that time period:
4/23 Record daily low set 21°. Previous record 21° in 1978.
5/6 Record daily low tied at 29°. Previous record in 1970.
5/9 Record lowest high of 39°. Previous record 40° in 1966.
We could set one more record low temperature tonight. The record is 27° set in 1928.
We saw snow during this time period, too. A total of 8 days saw snowfall in this stretch, with a total of 2.1" in Utica. The higher elevations saw much more snowfall during this time period, with over a foot back on the last Sunday of April in Otsego County.
Going forward, the weather patterns finally chance. The jet stream finally lifts north, bringing a return to more typical weather for May. Highs are expected to climb into the 60s and 70s heading into the weekend and beyond.