Showing posts with label folklore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label folklore. Show all posts

Friday, February 28, 2014

Looking At The Long Range Forecast on the Last Day of February

weather folklore

Oh my, Here we are at the last day of February. That means it's time to take a look at 
the Long Range Forecast.
On February 2, the weather in Stuart had turned to clouds and drizzle with the temperatures topping out at 44 degrees. Around here we have had some interesting weather. We have had rain, sleet, snow, and very sunny but blustery days. There where days that we experienced some or even all of these in the same day. 

Let's take a look at what has been going on here:
  • Out of 28 day 19 of them had no rain or precipitation. Doesn't that seem hard to believe? I went back and recounted what I had recorded and it's true!
  • Three of the days of the month started out with a lot of rain and then cleared out to offer a bright sunshiny day.
  • We only received snow/sleet on three days but one of those day more than a foot of snow and then grew into even more accumulation.
  • Our average temperature stayed between 28- 46 degrees. A few days were extremely cold -10 degrees and some of the highs reached 74 degrees.
What do you think?
Do you feel there was accuracy?

I think February 2 was kinda a wishy-washy kind of day.
I also think the month was the same way.

I know many folks have experienced extremely turbulent weather 
feel free to share your experiences.
Thanks for dropping by for a visit.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Last Day of the Month and the Long Range Forecast

Wow! What a roller-coaster of a month!

The month of January has offered up some extremely low temperature and a bit of winter weather in the way of snow or ice 
but maybe not as often as here in Stuart, Virginia.
What stands out for me is that when precipitation fell it also hung around.

The past week has offered up extremely low's in the mornings. On more than a couple of mornings(7 am) in the morning, the temperature would be hovering around 0 degree's; every morning seemed to be single digits and even one reading of -3 degrees as I would be coming out of the plant.

Baby...that's the kind of cold that can chill you to the bone and stay there.

A couple of teaspoons of "Jack" in a stout cup 'o coffee has offered some gentle relief.

For the folks that have been keeping up with the Long Range Forecast,  I'm ready to share my info:

  • January 1--Sunny skies the temperature on Rorrer Lane reached 48 degrees
  • Precipitation for the month of January--22 days of clear skies, 8 days of precipitation(rain, snow, and sleet)
  • Average High Temperature on Rorrer Lane--42 degrees
  • Lowest Temperature here at our house--5 degrees. Lowest record in the Southwest Virginia area was -24 degrees.
It seems to me, the Long Range Forecast was relatively accurate for January.

Did anyone else keep up with the forecast?
If so give a shout out!
If not..
Well...just give a shout anyway!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I hope you are filled with warmth and blessings.
Be Blessed! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hey! Where's my fortune?

Here I am on the 12th day of the Long Range Forecast. 
Are you wondering how much truth will end up in this Folklore Forecast?, too.
I'm a little relieved that I'll only be held to the end of the month for making a post about the weather. It has been some extreme colds for the first of January and I was hoping for a little more weather action(snow). I thought it would make for a little more interest and at least some better pictures but I guess you could say we've been blessed in not receiving the harsh weather that so many folks have dredged through the past week.

In my mind, I thought I would have came up with some wonderful post to end this up with....
The Ole Man bought Chinese food for him and the kids last night since I had to work. There's almost always the leftover fortune cookies (they don't love 'em) so after walking around in the sun outside looking for anything picture worthy and not finding anything; everything is fairly brown. I thought to crack open one of the fortune cookies.
Maybe I would be inspired.
The first cookie stated,"Be yourself and you'll feel at home anywhere." 
It didn't inspire me.
I opened the second cookie and there was no fortune.
I guess I'll have to leave it at that and just give you my forecast.

If everything wasn't brown you'd think it was an early Spring Day! Temperature is reading at 61 and the sun and air has a very warm feel.
If you've been following the Long Range Forecast,
Thank you.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 7 and the Forecast

Just a quick post for today's forecast followers.
It is fairly warms temperature holding around 52 degrees
Lots a' Rain!
Along with the rain we've had the thunder and lightening. 
Folklore states: 
  • If you see lightening in the winter expect snow in 10 days. Also, if the first thunder comes from the east, winter is over.I think I have also heard snow in 13 days. 
Snow could make things fun!

Tomorrow will be the last day of the for cast on a daily basis. I' just be post the last of each month. 
That's when will compare and see if there has been any accuracy to this down home forecast.
Feel free to chime in.

Thanks so much for your visit!