Spring Weather Update

Calling all English teachers! Tony is in a bind with tonight's spring weather blog.

Spring Nasties and Niceities

First off tonight, calling all English teachers! I have created two nouns out of an adjective (nasty wind becomes nasties) and an adverb (nice weather turns into nice-ities) but my spell check is coming up with a big question mark? If you are an educator, help me here!

Still, the title of tonight’s blog says it best. Basically, our weather this spring continues to run the gamut from cold and damp to warm and nice, but in short bursts. Nasty for two days then nice for two more, I argued in a blog two weeks ago that this is TRUE SPRING WEATHER in Appalachia.

So far, the timing has been good for our weekends with most of the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday weekends turning out fantabulous (Teachers, I heard that “pseudo” word from a Miley Cyrus fan on WSAZ but to my amazement my spell check is not saying it is a non-word!).

Continuing the trend, the weekend ahead may well start off with perfect weather for Saturday’s Feast of Ramsom in Richwood and Hillbilly Days in Pikeville (I will be there for the big parade). Local charity walks on Saturday look AOK also!

But a word of caution, at this point (Tuesday evening), it is a flip of a coin whether Sunday turns cloudy and rainy. Timing is key and the difference between warm and dry versus wet and cool will only be a few hours. Stay tuned!

Looking ahead, next week looks especially chilly, damp and grey. We have even bantered around the S-word for next week as Chris, Josh and I debated if there would be a wet snowfall in the mountains! I say Snowshoe gets a pile of snow, and the ground is even whitened in low mountain towns like Beckley and Summersville.

On the evening weather charts an area of disturbed weather is crossing the region. Showers will either wash away or shorten some little league games both tonight and Wednesday night from Millbrook Park in New Boston to Frank Horn Field in Inez to Little Creek Park in South Charleston.

By Thursday, Friday and Saturday a rare three day spell of warm, sunshiny weather will invade (a trilogy of nice days) Appalachia. That means the beauty of the Dogwood and Flowering ornamental trees (Crab Apple, Cherry and Redbud) will have their days in the sun to sparkle.

Oh yeah, by the way, here’s a rare two week forecast that I feel confident in. If you chose next week for a spring vacation, cancel it until the week of April 27. Next week as mentioned above looks grey, cold, rainy while the week of the 27th looks warm and sunny.
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