Today is the first day of spring, despite the forecast for today and the next several days.
The spring equinox was at 7:02 this morning, but high temperatures today will struggle to reach 50 degrees. Last year, the first day of spring was welcomed with a record high temperature of 85 degrees.
The last time that the temperature failed to reach 50 degrees on the first day of spring was 2006, when highs were in the low 40s.
A chance of snow showers is in the overnight forecast, and high temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s for the next 5 to 7 days.
The weather in NY is awful. It is FREEZING here as well. My NG furnace has been ruining so much that the thing glows cherry red!! I have the local fire dept. on stand by just in case the thing melts. I've been collecting soda cans to help offset my gas bill. Yesterday I said heck with the soda cans. I went and took out a home equity loan to keep the furnace running one mor month.