Balmy Summer Weather in the Middle of Winter Not 1 Week After Snow
Overnight on March 4, our temperature dipped into the low 30s bringing 2 inches of snow into our region. Many school children decided school would be delayed on Friday morning and tried their best to sleep in. All in vain, as Prince Georges County Schools felt no buses were in danger from the overnight snow since the roads were prepped and predictions of a warming trend was announced. There were no slippery roads, children were ushered to school and our 2 inches of snow quickly faded away.
Saturday and Sunday March 5 and 6 our weather inched back up slowly. By the time church services let out around 1:00 we all came out of our coats and sweaters. The signs of spring were in the air. You could see the flowers pushing up through the ground and the flowering trees beginning to grow. The only problem was - well it really isn't a problem -but it really is a problem : : : Its still Winter.
I think most of us would like to just do without the winter and jump from Fall to Spring anyway.
Anyway. The main point is, the signs of Spring were in the air on Sunday - Just 2 days after the snow.
I still say it's "Yo-Yo" weather. Up, then down, then Up, then down.
Our "Weather Warriors" - who ever they are - had been working feverishly hard trying to hold back the balmy Summer 80 degree weather, just to give winter a little more time to come to a close,
At last, it was a loosing battle. As you can see from the pictures below, they really polluted the air trying their best to help remind us we do have a winter here. It may be a loosing battle, but you must say they are doing their best.
OK - So much for the sarcasm. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic!
Here you have it. From last Friday (3/4/16) to this Friday (3/11/16) our temperatures have risen from the low 30s to the mid 80s. We have had 4 straight days of Summer-like weather. At the time of this post on Friday afternoon, its 76 degrees outside.
Below are some pictures of our Weather War-riors' attempt at Solar Radiation Management, somewhat effective at Dimming the Sun to hold back our rising temperatures.
Keep Looking Up.