March Madness Weather-wise
OK let’s cut right to the chase. I am out of the NCAA pool here at WSAZ. A Big East fan from Philly, I went down with Pitt and Notre Dame in my Final Four. The only way to avoid falling into total oblivion (I am in 25th out of 125) is if my choice of national champion, the San Diego Aztecs, makes it to Houston.
That leaves me to write about Mother Nature’s version of March Madness!
We had a sampling of those spring shenanigans on Monday when heavy hail showers passed through in the evening. Why hail you ask?
Well, while ground level temperatures jumped into the balmy 70s, the heavens aloft chilled to unseasonably cold levels. It was 0 degrees as in Fahrenheit at the 20,000 foot altitude on Monday! That “unstable” combination meant ice cube production was prolific in the clouds.
Looking ahead to Wednesday, that same unstable temperature profile will return setting the stage for a new round of gusty hail producing thunderstorms.
Oh Yeah, by the way, colder air will arrive in time for Thursday when leftover moisture will team with the sudden chill to produce some wet snow showers in the WV mountains and maybe even the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha Valleys.
That’s March Madness, weather style.