Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weather. 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!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Free Friday and the Long Range Forecast

The rain has moved in and the temperatures dropped in the morning hours, so that's given the kids one more day home from school. We are at the bottom of the mountain but our county strectches up atop the mountain and their conditions can be quite icy when our remains rain.
At 3pm the temperature is at 59 degrees and it's still raining.

What to do on a rainy day?..think...think..I thank it's a good day for stew.
We've all enjoyed us a bowl. 
We've also worked on refreshing Jack's math skills.
The winter break had give him a little lapse but he snapped back with a little help.

I hope where ever you are, you're warm and dry.
Thanks for stopping by and checking on the forecast.
Chime in with what's happening in your neck of the woods!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sanity Is Now~Dishes~the Forecast

Oh yes, this is officially the first day of normality since the Christmas break 
the first day my house has remained straight and my dishes have remained done.
Yes, yes, everyone is in school or at work.

I have had an extremely satisfying morning. Today, was big band day on my AM radio station. Not to boot, if you didn't know any better you would think it Spring outside. The temperature is reading around 65 degree and the sun is mostly shining.
Will it last?
I doubt it
it beats the last couple of days.
Tonight they are calling for the temperatures to be a little cooler with a 50/50 chance of sleet and rain.

Did you stop by and wonder what that set of dishes is all about in the pic above?
Along with my gardening book the Ole Man also gave me a new set of dishes. When he's bad, he's bad but when he's good he's very good. I hadn't mentioned lusting after dishes lately so when he acts as if he reads my mind I think...maybe so.
The set of dishware is from Pfaltzgraff. 
They are the Napoli  design.
I love 'em!
We had been using a White Stoneware set from Mainstay(dinner plates 10 1/4") for several years, now. They have been good ones and I got them on an extremely good deal but through the years and many teenagers, much of the bowl were gone and I had been wanting some more.
 White is good and nice much of the time but I love the colors and 

the hand-painted design this set has and the yellows play off my yellow kitchen very nicely.
They are also very substantial.
So substantial that I almost had a big problem.
The dinner plate is 12 inches.
I made a special place in my cabinets for the new dishes only to find 
The cabinet door wouldn't shut! what?
Rearrange, rearrange..until they are now in the far corner of the cabinet. 
There will probably be more to the cabinet tale but right now they are in, doors shut.

In case you hadn't figure yet, sometimes I'm a little too save-y. We hadn't eaten on these dishes until last night. What good is it to save everything? we broke them out and had a really nice supper on them; roast turkey, dressing, macaroni.
I know you did not want that recipe
if you are a little on the frugal side you know that turkey is on sale at a lot of grocers right now 
we'll get more than one fine meal out of that bird.

It's not Tuesday but I have rambled on so I'm just ending it right now
wishing you 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014~The Long Range Forecast

This morning we were registering 10 degrees.
This was so much warmer than yesterday.
At 3 pm, the temperature was 39 degrees,
a light breeze with clear and sunny skies.


Monday, January 6, 2014

BRrr..Baby It's Cold Outside~the Long Range Forecast

Just like an AM radio station here I am to give you my daily weather conditions.
Do you need me to tell you what it is right now?
Well, if you do it's cold and windy but not the coldest yet...
We started out this morning with a drizzle of rain and temperatures reading 43.3 degrees at 7am.
At 2:30pm, it is now 41 degrees clear skies and windy and windy
They are telling my the worst is yet to come and right now I feel fortunate when seeing the pictures of the folks west of us.

My Dad is a truckdriver by trade. For those who are not familiar with freezing conditions and diesel fuel, I want to give a quick word of warning.
Diesel fuel will gel, if the temperture is below freezing.
It will often do things to other mechanical things just because of the mere cold.
Take Caution.
Know your situation.

Stay warm 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

January 5th and the Long Range Forecast

This is the kind of day that's not good for much more than snuggling in,
hugging up to the fire, and eating something warm.
The temperature on the thermometer is reading 43.7 right now 
at 4 pm but it was quite icy this morning.
The Ole Man called from work to let me know there was some slick spots around. 

So now what?
A white chicken chili is great on a day like today.
I'm also a bread lover, so slice me off a hunk of  Mozzarella French Toast.
A cup of coffee and a movie and the day is pretty much set.

Thanks for dropping by for the forecast.
What your weather looking like?

Be Careful on your weekend travels
Be Blessed!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 4, 2014~Long Range Forecast

It's 2:25 pm and nothing but sunny skies!
Temperature is reading 42.4 degrees.

John called in to the radio with this little phrase to forecast the weather:

"If it's clouds upon a frosty morning bad weather is on the way."
 We definitely had that Yesterday... 

Come-on with your own weather folklore..

Be a Blessing!

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3, 2014~Long Range Forecast

Oh my pick for today.
It was a whopping 10 degrees coming out of the plant this morning at 7am.
I've been hustling around putting away Christmas and take down decoration
I did take a look at the gauge at 3 pm; it was 35.9 and the sun was shining.
Sun shining with a fairly blustery wind.

Thanks for keeping up with the forecast!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014~The Long Range Forecast

Wow..what a difference a day makes!
There's plenty of clouds and drizzling rain for today.
The temperature is reading 44.9 at 3:00.

It's a great day for sipping coffee and dipping fatback..

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Long Range Forecast

I had thought to refrain from Link-ups of a while but as I was listening to WHEO our local AM radio station(1270). They were doing their call in section called Community Conversations when John a regular caller called in with a giggle and said he had the way to tell what your weather will be all year.

Richard said, "Okay, tell us."

John said,"You record the weather for the first 12 days of the year. Then each day should be a reflection of the overall weather for each month; the first day would be January and the second day would be February." 

I thought it sounded fun and wondered how accurate it would be and first thought I would make a post and keep up with it through the year. Then I thought it might be fun for others to join in as well.
I may be the only sort that find fun in such things.

I have set up a little link-up.
Feel free to link-up!

I'm going to chime in January 1-12 and then the last day of each month.
At the end of the year maybe I'll drink a warm cup of cider
have a chuckle or maybe I'll be surprised.

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