Spring, a time of renewal, beginnings, blooms, thawing out. In our part of the Appalachian Mountains, Spring arrived quickly, with 20F’s giving way to 70F’s in a few days. Now frost and sun dance, with days gaining in length. Time to review the 2020 Fog in August forecast with our actual observations.
To recap, last August, we had 7 days without fog, 9 days with light fog, 9 days with medium fog, 5 days with dense fog, and 1 day of rain. By the ole-timey tradition, that should equal 23 snow storms during the winter.
From October 20, 2020 to March 20, 2021, we had 13 days of rain, 12 day with snow flurries (< 1”), 2 light snows (1” – 4”), 1 moderate snow (4”- 8”), and 2 heaven snows (>8”). That makes for 17 snow storms. Add the rainy days, 30 storms with precipitation.
As we have seen over the past few years, we have had plenty of wet days over the winter, but more warm days than cold days. I’ll leave that for conjecture and debate around the fire pit between now and August 2021.
On the other hand, to be able to get out to start cleaning up the flower beds in March is a plus. Here you see bloodroot sunning itself along with a yard-art chicken and daffodils on the other side of this garden space (I let the actual chickens out to clean up the insects with are also enjoy a bit of warm weather).