Friday, April 1, 2005

- The Beatles


This is my daughter contemplating a long and dusty, winding road in Northwest Pennsylvania on Friday, April 1. We are visiting friends and the original homestead of my wife and brother-in-law, located in a very rural area of Crawford County, PA...namely the towns of Lincolnville and Meadville. We are just one county shy of Erie, to give you a sense of how "Northwest PA" we really are. We awoke to wonderful sunshine this morning, which was a surprise as many forecasts had been calling for clouds and possibly even rain. So we snagged the opportunity to visit "The Farm" in the morning while the weather was still nice.

The Long and Winding Road is that it seems real Spring weather is taking it's sweet old time getting established. It may be a long road before many of us in the Northeast see solid daytime temps in the 70's. In fact, we may be dodging snowflakes up here on Saturday, and now I see the Weather Channel calls for 2-4 inches of accumulation tomorrow and into Sunday! Hogwash!

The first full week of April does promise some improvements for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Temperatures will finally rebound to the 60's, with overnight lows in the 40's. Looks like we're back to the regular Spring pattern of rain every two-three days, which is a good sign that warmth is not far behind. A more thorough update on next week's weather later tonight.

Hold on to your hats I-95, the rain is heading your way with a vengeance and by the time you read this, it should be heavy and torrential at times from DC to NYC. You know what they say about April showers. I just hope we don't have a month of it.


mommyof3 said...

Your daughter is precious!!!!!

Julee said...

Hey, "Lee"

That little girl of yours is beautiful. What a poignant shot -- looks like it could be a desktop photo for you. Don't forget to save it for her scrapbook!
I, too, awoke to a surprise sunny morning. What a DELIGHT!
I went right to your site (of course) to look at the radar. There was all that rain waaaaaaay down south! Hooray, a WHOLE day of sunshine!
I can't BELIEVE that someone in the U.S. might still be getting SNOW -- and that it won't be US!

E.H. Boston said...

Hi, Mr. Foot.

Hope you are enjoying the early April western PA snow. Show pictures:)

Looking at the MRF and it portrays something interesting here next weekend. It has a big HIGH located near Montreal, and a low moving toward the 70/40 benchmark, rather weak at this point.

1) What does it take for it to snow in Boston during April...hey it snowed in Atlanta yesterday morning.

2) Do storms still blow up in April when they reach the water, like in January and Feb. or do they become duds.

Thanks again, and I hope you and your daughter are enjoying all that snow in PA.

Red Sox 6
Yankees 5

Julee said...

We FINALLY got a blizzard ... but it rained. A month ago this storm would have been DYNAMITE!
WOW! What meteorological ACTION -- pounding rain, howling winds, lightning, thunder!
What happened where YOU were Mr. Foot?

E.H. Boston said...

Hey Mr. Foot...was checking the forecast for Meadville, PA and the NWS has a WSW there with a storm total accumulation of 10-18"!!!

If I am not mistaken, isn't this the biggest "winter" snowstorm you have seen all year. How ironic is that. The most snow you see at one time happens on April 3rd. WOW!

Post some snowy pictures of your 10-18" of snow. We need it!!!

Hear from you soon.

Foot's Forecast said...

Hello all... got home this afternoon from our grand NW PA journey. We left Venango County PA Saturday noon with sleet and snow, but it was just starting. Snow flurries followed us all the way to State College, PA overnight Sat. Awoke this AM to a half inch of snow on the car. The real surprise was my brother-in-law Lee and his wife Jen, who reported at least 4 inches on the Pontiac by 9:30 AM. What a hoot! We were walking in downtown Meadville with short sleeves and 60 F on Friday with sunshine. Then over to 35 F and snowing on Sunday.

How weird is that. I will post pics once Lee and Jen send us the shots they took this morning (Sunday).

Hannah said...

Bon soir, my good Messieurs. Mr. Foot, your daughter is absolutely adorable. Well, Spring break is over and it is back to school tomorrow. Hopefully these winds will die down a bit by then. Good night all. Sleep well.

bw said...

Mr. Foot,
Your daughter is adorable. Enjoy every precious moment with her. In this day and age they grow up way too fast. I have a travelrelated question about the Gettyburg and York area. My family and I are looking to spend Saturay, April 16th touring Gettysbug. Will the weather cooperate?