Archive for March 21, 2009

SPRING IS HERE BUT IT REALLY WON’T FEEL LIKE SPRING… SUNSHINE SHOULD PREVAIL THIS WEEKEND

On Friday morning, spring arrived. I am very glad as this seemed like an extra long winter. It just seemed to go on forever. We didn’t get much snow but the cold was quite persistent. Although it may be chilly now, it won’t be long before the atmosphere begins warming up as both the intensity and duration of the sun increase. Why is it chilly now? A cold dome of high pressure is moving through the Northeast creating a NE flow which will keep us on the cool side on Saturday. Note that it will be cooler near the water. We warm up a bit on Sunday only to cool back down early next week as a back door cold front moves through. Little if any precipitation is expected with that front. Actually, we have a very low chance of rain for several days. After the five days in a row of rain last week that is good news. It’s been a very long time since I could say that as we’ve been so dry until recently.  Actually, March has been quite wet here in Hampton Roads. In my backyard, over six inches of rain have fallen so far this month! I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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