Wild Week for Weather

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- You might say there is never a dull moment in the world of weather. The seasons change and so does the weather. Seldom does Mother Nature follow a script.

It’s been a wild and woolly week of April in the east.

The week began on a festive, though damp and cool note at the Huntington Museum of Art for the WSAZ Best of the Class sponsored by Chesapeake Energy. Still, when 211 valedictorians will the sun to come out for their big day, even Mother Nature cooperated. The spell of dogwood winter that set in did little to scare the pansies but set the sheep into a bleating mode in Lincoln County.

In nearby Virginia, a family of tornadoes like the one near Norfolk amassed winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, leveling homes, toppling cars and shaking up Suffolk and Brunswick countians.

While tornadoes in the Virginia territory are not unusual in spring, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada they are almost unheard of.

The week ended on a warm and summery note in Braxton County as the full canopy of oak and maple trees signaled one last intense gasp of tree pollen and the start of the small mouth base on the Elk River below.

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