County Fair Weather

It's county fair season in Appalachia. Tony says those dusty trails may turn a big muddy around the grandstands and on the Midways.


     Fair Season Means “Fowl” Weather
The county fair season is kicking in this week with stops in Eleanor and Proctorville. Since it is the dead of summer and since July is on average the 2nd wettest month of the year, guess what is in the forecast?
If you answered hot weather and some rain, you win a blue ribbon. It is no wonder the old timers say “it always rains and it is always hot at the fair”. Well, it is supposed to be that way!
For Tuesday evening, a walk on the midday looks quiet pleasant with a gorgeous tropical sky overhead (thanks to a dazzling array of alto-cumulus clouds) and tropical humidity. Of course we would prefer a more comfy brand of air for this week's fairs but a repeat of Saturday evening's cozy sunset is not likely.
As for rain, a tropical wave of showers and thunderstorms will pass midday thru afternoon-evening on Tuesday. Look for several tropical downpours and some local street flooding in the heavier downpours. In fact, there will be some heavy downpours on radar all day on Tuesday. So the moniker ANY PLACE, ANY TIME as far as rain goes covers Tuesday's thundery shenanagins.
If one of those downpours moves over the fairgrounds, there will be some muddy tracks in the grandstand areas come Tuesday night.
The Tuesday cloud cover will hold down the heat (highs only in the low and mid 80s), but will not slow the rise in jungle-like humidity. Ninety degrees is back in the forecast Wednesday thru Friday.
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