World and Nation

Long weekend of reasonable weather ahead

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, April 15, 2011

Severe weather has been striking our nation and looks likely to continue over Patriots’ Day weekend. Significant thunderstorms, tornadoes, large hail, and blizzards are making their way across the Midwest and South. This time of year always seems to have wild weather — on this day in 1921, Silver Lake, Colo., received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, while New Orleans was drenched in 14.01 inches of rain in 1927!

Luckily for us, the weather looks like it will remain as good as can be expected for a Cambridge spring; there will be at least one day of rain, but the rest of the weekend should be enjoyable enough.