March Weather Newsletter

Although recently winter weather activity has picked up in some areas, spring is right around the corner. Cryotech would like to thank all of you for the continued support and offer a few helpful tips to prepare your deicing operations for the warm weather ahead.

  • Sprayers should be emptied - Recommend returning uncontaminated product to storage, clean spray truck inside the tanks, hoses, pumps and outside surfaces with warm soapy water prior to putting away for the winter season.
  • Spreader Trucks – be sure solid deicers are unloaded from trucks into inside bulk piles. Wash inside and outside of spreader bed and truck surfaces prior to putting away for the winter season.
  • Bulk storage warehouse should be checked for water tightness; bulk deicers should be swept up to the pile and covered with a thin plastic cover during hot humid weather prior to the winter season to prevent crusting or caking.
  • When time permits, review and make changes to the winter maintenance plan and winter emergency procedures as necessary based on past winter maintenance activities with input and coordination of all airport departments.

Alaska: 

  • Week one arrives with clear and somewhat mild conditions for the central and southern forecast region.
  • Week two, mostly cloudy with snow and temperatures fall to the normal category.
  • Week three brings well below normal temperatures with mostly clear skies.
  • Week four, a few flurries are likely otherwise partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures.

 Pacific Northwest:

  • Week one, clouds continue with little to no sunshine and temperatures slightly above normal.
  • Week two, sunshine finally returns in brief periods throughout the week with mild if not above normal temperatures.
  • Week three, mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible and a glimpse of sunshine midweek keeping temperatures in the seasonable range.
  • Week four, Mother Nature reminds us spring hasn't quite arrived with a hint of snow possible to begin the week and temperatures falling to below normal.

 Intermountain and Cascade Region:

  • Week one, expect widely scattered showers with above normal temperatures in the northern forecast region. The central and southern regions will experience more sun than clouds and near normal temperatures.
  • Week two, temperatures cool slightly throughout the forecast area with widely scattered snow showers mid-week allowing temperatures to fall below normal.
  • Week three, mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers possibly mixing with snow in the early morning hours for the central and northern regions. Southern areas can expect rain showers with seasonable temperatures.
  • Week four, cooler temperatures are on the way with scattered snow showers in the northern and central areas. The southern part of the region will see rain showers along with variably cloudy skies and slightly below normal temperatures.

 Rockies and High Plains:

  • Week one, partly sunny skies for the entire region with a slight chance for a shower the first weekend in March. Temperatures during the day will be seasonable while the overnight temperatures fall well below normal.
  • Week two, mostly cloudy in the northern area with snow showers. Partly cloudy skies dominate the central and southern areas with slightly above normal temperatures.
  • Week three, cloud cover continues in the northern forecast region. Central and southern areas can anticipate sunny skies. Temperatures tumble slightly but are still seasonable.
  • Week four, look for a few showers in Denver and the southern forecast area along with snow showers for the northern part of the region as temperatures return to below normal.

 Upper Midwest:

  • Week one, March begins with sunshine and below normal temperatures. Look for clouds to work into the region mid-week with below normal temperatures.
  • Week two, cloudy skies with a rain and snow mix is likely during week two.
  • Week three, sunshine starts the week with a possibility of freezing rain and another round of below normal temperatures by mid-week.
  • Week four, sunshine is on tap to start the week but gives way to more clouds with temperatures remaining below normal.

Heartland:

  • Week one, sunny skies usher in March with a chance for a rain/snow mix mid-week as temperatures remain below normal.
  • Week two, rain and snow is forecast for the central and northern parts of the region. The southern area can expect only rain early in the week with seasonable temperatures.
  • Week three brings a mix of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance for a shower as temperatures rebound slightly to above normal.
  • Week four, temperatures continue to show signs of warming with scattered showers possible, if not a thunderstorm.

North Texas and the Panhandle Region:

  • Week one, March arrives with sunshine and somewhat cooler temperatures to start the month.
  • Week two, clouds and scattered showers are on tap for the week with temperatures climbing above normal.
  • Week three, expect mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures and somewhat blustery conditions.
  • Week four rounds out March with partly cloudy skies and scattered showers along with a renegade thunderstorm and seasonable temperatures.

Great Lakes:

  • Week one, partly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers usher in March. Unsettled conditions continue throughout the week with below normal temperatures.
  • Week two, mostly cloudy skies with a chance for freezing rain in the east (Detroit region) while mid to late week, a disturbance rolls through bringing a threat for scattered snow showers to the entire forecast area with colder temperatures prevailing.
  • Week three begins with clouds giving way to some sunshine and continues with below normal temperatures.
  • Week four, temperatures show signs of a warming trend with cloudy skies, a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm.

Ohio Valley:

  • Week one, March arrives with unsettled conditions and cooler than normal temperatures. Scattered snow showers are possible early in the week while rain mixes with the snow toward the end of the week.
  • Week two brings mostly cloudy skies and below normal temperatures with a chance of freezing rain early in the week.
  • Week three, more clouds than sun with scattered showers in the central and southern part of the region. Temperatures show signs of warming.
  • Week four, more sun than clouds with a chance for a renegade thunderstorm and above normal temperatures.

Upper Tennessee Valley:

  • Week one arrives with scattered snow showers and somewhat cool temperatures otherwise expect partly cloudy skies.
  • Week two, scattered showers under mostly cloudy skies and near normal temperatures.
  • Week three, mostly sunny skies with widely scattered showers along with spring like temperatures.
  • Week four, more sun than clouds with a thunderstorm possible and temperatures show a slight warming trend.

Northeast:

  • Week one, snow arrives to usher in March keeping winter alive in the Northeast. Seasonable temperatures round out the week.
  • Week two, winter like conditions remain in place with below normal temperatures.
  • Week three, mostly cloudy skies with a chance for freezing rain in the southern area mid-week and temperatures remaining below normal.
  • Week four, temperatures warm for the central and southern parts of the region while cold temperatures remain in the north. Scattered showers target the entire region.

Mid Atlantic:

  • Week one, an unsettled week highlights the arrival of March with more clouds than sun along with a chance for snow showers and cooler than normal temperatures.
  • Week two, scattered showers early in the week, possibly mixing with a little snow, and seasonable temperatures.
  • Week three, mostly cloudy skies with freezing rain possible in the northern and central areas. Mid-week look for the temperatures to remain at or below normal.
  • Week four, scattered showers give way to sunshine and warmer temperatures for the forecast area.

Appalachians:

  • Week one, unsettled conditions continue as March arrives with cooler temperatures and scattered snow showers.
  • Week two, anticipate cloudy skies with seasonable temperatures along with the chance for showers.
  • Week three, mostly cloudy with a chance for freezing rain in the northern and central parts of the region. Partly cloudy in the southern forecast area with normal temperatures.
  • Week four, unsettled conditions linger until the end of the month with scattered showers and mild temperatures.