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Weather Therapy

18 Apr 2010, 10:41 am

In the past I would have told you I was a die hard AUTUMN fan.  The changing of the leaves and gradual falling away of summertime highs has always been very relaxing to me.  I am learning, however, that SPRING – as seasons go – actually has a lot to offer.  One of the biggest features of springtime weather is the potential for enormous variation in temperatures from day to day.  For those of us that are already fashionably challenged, this can be a bit troubling.  Take for instance Washington, DC – the folks in the capitol city saw an afternoon high of 85 degrees on Thursday – but as if by the wave of a magic wand, they were trading their shorts in for sweaters on Saturday as a fast moving spring time cold front dropped their afternoon highs by some 20 degrees.  DC wasn’t the only city to be slapped into reality by that sneaky little cold front.  Several cities in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee waking up to cooler temperatures for the last part of the weekend.
In addition to temperatures that continually keep you guessing, spring is also famous for spawning those famous soaking showers that bring May flowers, right?  Well in Texas and Oklahoma they’re probably ready to trade in their bouquets for a few days of good ole dry sunshine.  Heavy rain showers continue to pound central Texas and most of Oklahoma again today.  Flooding has been a problem in many area with water watches and warnings that will probably be around through Monday.
From soaking showers to cold showers and even winter like weather in parts of the New England states.  Cities in Maine and New Hampshire were greeted with snow and a wintry mix through much of the early weekend.  What flowers they did have in many of their neighborhoods were dusted with a nice layer of snow on Saturday.  I’ve often wondered, with weather conditions as confusion as this, would plants benefit from a little therapy?
I would sort of compare being a meteorologist in the springtime to a layperson watching weather in a blender.  It’s a constant mix of every weather condition we know… and then it changes….and changes again.

As someone once said, “Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”  I’ll look at it this way, these days – no one will be at a loss for words.  Have a great week!

Laura New Hampshire Snow
Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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