Archive for February 15, 2009

MONDAY AND TUESDAY WILL BE CHILLY AND AFTER A BREIF MID-WEEK WARM UP, WE COOL BACK DOWN LATE NEXT WEEK… A FRONTAL SYSTEM MAY BRING SOME RAIN LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY

Chilly northerly winds have kept temperatures on the chilly side on Sunday and this should continue on Monday and most of Tuesday, despite ample sunshine at times. A weak system that passed through SE VA and NE NC Monday night brought a dusting of snow to the South Side Hampton Roads and NE NC. Isn’t it ironic that it snowed in VA Beach on the school system’s make-up day (President’s Day) for the “Non-Snow Day”? It’s almost like Mother Nature has a sense of humor. Chilly weather early this week will give way to milder conditions on Wednesday as a frontal system approaches from the west. The track of this low pressure system is a bit uncertain at this time, but current indications are that we will just get some much needed showers later Wednesday into Thursday. As I mentioned in my previous post, we haven’t had significant rain in over two weeks so let’s hope that this mid-week system brings some much needed rain to the area. We are now over 3 inches below normal for 2009. After this system moves through, we cool back down and temperatures should stay quite cold next weekend. Another system may affect us over the weekend, but it is way too soon to speculate on how much, if any, precipitation that we may receive…. As the days grow longer, it won’t be long before temperatures begin to respond. Weather patterns will be changing in a few weeks to a more springlike pattern. However, there’s still plenty of winter to go for most of the nation. Late February and March can be very stormy across the United States.

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