As Good as it Gets

Credit for this taste of September weather goes to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In this case, a huge mound of cool air has been dislodged from the Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario and is entering the USA via the Great Lakes and Northeast as we start the new week.

 Happy Top Ten Days Ahead

 How’s this for a dream scenario? Your weekend is actually Monday and Tuesday. The weather is to be refreshingly comfy and stunningly sunny on those days and you are caught up on chores around the house!
 
Sounds like a recipe for a TC Top 10er or 2!
 
And that’s the way the youth group from the Solida Baptist church sees it as they head to Kings Island for a pre-VBS trip on Monday. Just remember the sun block kids!
 
As for me, at 1:15 on Monday I will be teeing it up at the Esquire under a cobalt blue sky. Then on Tuesday, I hope to make my way over to Bellefonte CC for the Junior Am of the Bluegrass Invitational.
 
What’s that you say, YOU are working Monday and Tuesday? Well, I will be thinking of you, but at least you will not have to sweat your way through your daily work routine.
 
Actually, the credit for this taste of September weather goes to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In this case, a huge mound of cool air has been dislodged from the Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario and is entering the USA via the Great Lakes and Northeast as we start the new week.
 
Turns out it is still cold enough for snow flurries in early June in Canada where visiting American Pike fishermen know the warm feeling of a gortex suit is an angler’s best friend.
 
Of course, that air modifies as it moves southward to our latitude where the powerful June sun performs its magic. That transforms an air mass with highs in the 40s at 55 deg north latitude(Ontario) into a mid to upper 70s high temperature regime here at home (38 deg latitude).
 
Now under the cover of darkness, the dry Canadian air will lose its warmth quickly so lows in the good sleeping 50s are in the cards for 3 straight nights.
 
Of course, the West Virginia mountain air will get a booster shot of cooling due to its drier content. Since the drier the air, the lower the temperature by night, lows in the 40s will be common across the high country Monday through Wednesday mornings.
 
So campers and back packers to Dolly Sods, Pipestem, Watoga and the Cranberry Glades should get set to snuggle under the sleeping bag. If you have a nighttime marshmallow roast under the stars, you will need a sweat shirt! Who knows, maybe a meteor will streak across the sky?
 
Meanwhile wisps of early morning fog will dangle off streams like the Greenbrier, Cherry and Gauley rivers for trout and bass anglers. Waders and hip boots will oddly be optional on those chilly morns since water temperatures have jumped to near 70 after the June heat wave.
 
Now there are signs of muggier, hotter air returning late week and for the start of FestivALL in Charleston this weekend. But until then, savor the moment as we enjoy a scintillating spell of June weather.
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