Archive for March 22, 2009

AFTER A BEAUTIFUL DAY ON SUNDAY, THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING WILL BE ON THE CHILLY SIDE AND THERE’S NO REAL WARMTH IN SIGHT… RAIN CHANCES APPEAR TO BE INCREASING BY NEXT WEEKEND

After a gorgeous day on Sunday,  those of you who cannot wait for that stretch of warm, spring-like weather are going to have to wait a while. A back door cold front will move through Sunday night making Monday a chilly day for this time of year. And there is no real warm up in sight this week. Maybe by the weekend, we will have high temperatures near 60, but along with that will come an increased chance of showers. In the mean time, it won’t really be that bad if you don’t mind the brisk conditions. Across the western states and the mid-section of the nation, the weather will be quite active with some mountain snows and some isolated severe weather across parts of the plains states. Tornado season is upon us as the conditions that cause tornadoes becomes more prevalent. Please see my weather fact on this subject for an explanation as to why parts of the US are prone to tornadoes. Now, in our part of the world, I don’t think that we’ll have to worry about tornadoes any time soon, but this is a good time for you to increase your awareness of the warning system and to start thinking about what you would do should a warning be issued. Although last year’s damaging tornado in Suffolk was a truly rare event here in SE VA, just the idea that it could happen again should make us be prepared for such an event. Folks in the path of that tornado were very lucky that day as there were no fatalities. We may not be so lucky should another tornado of that magnitude strike Hampton Roads again. Well, that’s it for now. I should have an update on Tuesday.

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