While the Northeast has come to a halt under the blanket of snow delivered from Winter Storm Stella, tree fruit growers kept an eye on the thermometers, hoping temperatures didn’t dip too low for bud damage. Thanks to a warm February, where temperatures were in the 50s and 60s for several days in a row only to have temperatures dip into the 20s in early March.

Following Winter Storm Stella, AccuWeather said an icy blast would follow with highs at below freezing throughout the Great Lakes and Northeast, with gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour expected.

Researchers from around the Northeast and Midwest have responded with best practices and observations from the roller coaster that the weather has been in 2017.

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