Friday, April 15, 2005

A HAPPY FRIDAY TO START
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND

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Another view of those wonderful Peach tree blossoms in Dundalk, MD for you to enjoy on this gorgeous and stunning Tax Day Friday. These trees are right across my street and they are just delightful to see this time of year. If you've spent any time outdoors in this recent string of sunny days, you know that the April burn can be worse then the September sizzle. The high sun angle, low humidity combined with refreshing breezes mask the burn you receive from the Spring sunshine. Walk back inside after a couple hours of gardening, yard work or sports practice and you will discover a bright pink shade to uncovered skin!


Speaking of pretty Spring colors, you should see the local NWS map for PA and MD. It is lit up with all kinds of nice pastels and deep primary hues. There's a Royal-Fushcia blue for a FREEZE WATCH in the I-95 corridor. There's a Pinto Red Geranium for a RED FLAG WARNING in south central Pennsylvania (that's for wildfire potential), and other nice colors like your ever-popular Beige Special Weather Statement. Don't forget Forest Green for a Coastal Flood Statement. But seriously I do like the colors and it shows that someone in the government is trying to make it look interesting if not pleasant.


On a colder note, temperatures east of the Blue Ridge and through central PA will drop into the low 30's and upper 20's tonight, west of the Chesapeake Bay at least. So get out there and COVER THOSE PLANTS. Even folks in Chester and Lancaster counties had better be concerned about a hard freeze on their arboretums and nurseries. A large high pressure system parked in Quebec combined with a strong low pressure off the coast is funneling cold air into the Northeast. When the winds slacken tonight, under clear skies temps will plummet and you'll probably see frost on your cars tomorrow early morning. Should make for some nice pictures if you can get up early enough to see it.


After the freeze passes, Saturday through who knows when look to be absolutely mahvelous! Sunshine and blue skies to rule the days, which I adore but the allergy sufferers despise, so stock up on the Alleve and get outside to enjoy this showerless April so far.

3 comments:

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Looking forward to the last frost and the growing season to start. Can't wait for that 70 degree Sunday. Enjoy the Spring and warm months, because before you know it winter mega storm mode will creep upon us!

Foot's Forecast said...

Actually Andy I had a dream the hurricane season kicked off with a weak slow moving tropical storm that parked over the Chesapeake Bay. What a terrible start to the season that would be! So I too am thankful for the sunshine, heading towards 80 next week! Bring it on.

Hannah said...

Today is Junior Prom and it is just lovely outside. I am going with Anonymous21. The weather is so nice. I think I'll go outside for a bit. Talk to you all later. Enjoy this lovely day!