Spring… Where Are You?

P1000313Friday, Spring arrived with the Vernal Equinox.  So did a few more inches of snow, then rain to make for slush and slog.  We are supposed to go up to 60F today.  And, we have not had a night below 25F for at least a week.  I thought that this would be a good day to summarize the winter storms from the Fog In August predictions

First, my apologies to my family and friends in New England, who probably want to punch me for predicting 18 storms this winter.  It has been a winter for the record books. Second, in our region, the storms were confounded by ice this year.  We are in the region of the Mid-Atlantic region where the nature of the storm (i.e. rain, ice, sleet, snow) depends on a change in temperature of a few degrees.  Thirty-five degrees, we have rain.  Thirty-three, sleet and ice.  Thirty and below snow.  Also, we had a phenomenon in which we had many weeks of sub-twenty degree days, resulting in frozen ground.  When the ground is a block of ice, and the rain comes at 40F, all that water turns to ice on the ground.

The tally:  12 snow storms (not including yesterday’s snow-rain event), 6 ice storms.  I did not keep track of just rain storms.

Total: 18 snow-ice storms.

18 storms predicted by the Fog in August.  18 storms occurred.  Take that Weather.com!


About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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9 Responses to Spring… Where Are You?

  1. Sitting here in 73 degrees everyday, I am in complete befuddlement trying to imagine a winter like you are describing. Maybe you should try predicting pleasant weather next time, and hope for the best.

  2. Barneysday says:

    If weather truly does travel west to east, how then did we have such a terribly dry winter, and the east coast got clobbered. I blame Canada.

  3. The Vicar says:

    Without weather like you are having, no one would have migrated west and boy would WV be crowded. Then you’d have a different topic to blog about. Here’s to hardiness!

    • hermitsdoor says:

      And, imagine these kinds of winters in a drafty log cabin with hand cut/split wood fireplace and no indoor plumbing. Spirng cleaning takes on another connotation.

  4. But April is the cruellest month. There could be a 19th….
    Please predict fewer storms next winter, okay?

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