Tuesday, March 11, 2008

FEEL FREE TO TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES

We will soon be entering the long quiet period when powderhounds go into sad hibernation until the promise of major snow looms again come next winter. While close monitoring of any potential storm surprises will continue for another few weeks, it is obvious to all that opportunities for significant snow in the southern I-95 corridor are just about over. There have been a few exceptions, notably March 1956, 58 and 60. The now finally negative NAO signal may lead some to believe that a coastal storm could pack a last minute wallop, but the strong March sun offsets this possibility in most cases. As we go forward into April, discussion and focus of this site turns first to nailing down the date of the last frost in the Mid-Atlantic. Beyond that, we begin turning our attention toward what the hurricane season may bring. You are welcome to continue posting on snow possibilities as they may yet occur before we close out the month. Thank you to all for your patience and participation in a short but interesting winter storm season. I hope you will return again for more lively discussion next season!

14 comments:

E.H. Boston said...

Another good year Mr. Foot. Was great for that little time last month. Felt like the good ol'days.

Hope to see you next season.

ANDY Southern York County, PA said...

I agree with E.H. We will all be back next season. Now if an interesting storm pops up I'm sure we'll all be here at the drop of a dime. Have a great Spring all!

Julee said...

Why I think it might snow:

1. A million birds at the feeder at school today. I haven't seen this many in WEEKS. Stocking up?

2. I finally took down the Winter Wonderland bulletin board in the library.

3. Took away all totem snowman from library counters (which were supposed to GUARANTEE snow this winter).

4. Took down all snowflake decorations (also guaranteed to produce copious amounts of snow.

5. Henry M. says it might.

6. I CAN'T GIVE IT UP!

Mary said...

I'm with you Julee. I don't want to give up either. I just feel like we didn't get enough this winter. My husband keeps telling me to take my snowmen off the front door.

Blizzard08 said...

looks like this might be our best chance for a winter storm all season according to the 0z runs of all of the models!!

Julee said...

Mary, do NOT take down The Snowman of Winter Yet-To-Be! Not until it snows.
You might want to dress him in a Hawaiian shirt in a few weeks.

The Pollyanna of Precipitation

E.H. Boston said...

There are rumblings for the MA and NE in the not too distant future...

I hope you're not all in a spring/summer state of mind just yet.

I'll leave it at that...............

Mary said...

e.h. that would be sweet.....

Julee, the snowman is still on the door. Can't bring myself to take him down yet.

Kyle said...

Rumblings indeed. Possible clipper and then a decent storm just, just, just might deliver us what we deserve. Here's hoping (although I'm greatly losing support amongst friends and family for a blizzard, as they have already geared up for spring mode) :-)

ANDY Southern York County, PA said...

At least there are two VERY LAST chances for snow that have risen out of the ashes and ruins of winter 07-08. Let's wait and see. Would be kind of ironic to have a HISTORIC BIG Kahuna in an otherwise no show of a winter.

Mr. Foot said...

Happy Holy Thursday/Good Friday/ Easter Sunday everyone.

Sorry I have not been able to keep up with the discussions here, busy in pre-Easter mode with school, preparing for trips to Grammy's houses, etc.

Have stumbled across the potential for a last Kahuna blowout, though lots of uncertainty with this. Just Wed AM, the HPC was practically screaming about "late season snowstorm for Mid-Atlantic and Northeast" but now has backed off. We are heading north so will be packing the little girl snowpants just in case.

Will be sure to wave to Andy and Julee as we pass east of you, and Linda as we pass south of you.

BTW, EH we're heading your direction come June, spending a week or two in Bah Hahba at the College of the Atlantic. Perhaps we could arrange to meet in Bahstan for lunch while we're up that way, and you can meet the fam?

Julee said...

Have a safe and happy trip all you Feet!

I predict a HUGE snowstorm for the Mid-Atlantic next week, as my sisters have given me a surprise trip to San Diego to visit family. I KNOW it isn't going to snow THERE!

Linda, you're in charge of Snowman arrangements, just in case. ;)

Happy Spring Holiday Everyone

Julee said...

Linda!

My sister lives in Maryland, about 15 minutes south of the PA border. It's SNOWING at her house.
But of course, it WOULD be snowing because it's S*P*R*I*N*G!!!!!!

Mary said...

It's snowing here right now in Hydes.