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December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 4, 2018

More so than any other month during the winter, snow is welcomed by most in December.  Perhaps it is because the cliché of a white Christmas is thrust upon us with every greeting card and every holiday advertisement.  But I suspect there is more to it than that.  Consider the ...
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2018

November was known to the Anglo-Saxons as “winde monathe”, a tribute to the increase of storms this time of year.  Lingering warmth in the southern states and in the oceans, represents a lot of energy and moisture.  Should an early outbreak of cold collide with the warmth, then a major ...
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 28, 2018

Many of us have a sense of denial that creeps over us in October, and often we hope that October will help us with our delusion.  Any frost that comes along to finish off the garden is frequently followed by a spell of warm, gentle weather often referred to as ...
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 28, 2018

Mornings that are misty and cool, afternoon's that enjoy a deep blue sky swept clean of the summer's haze by a fresh breeze, each signaling the arrival of September.  The longer nights give the atmosphere a chance to lose a bit more heat, and the cooler, heavier air drifts down ...
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 31, 2018

Even as the summer becomes more entrenched over the region, the signs are there that summer’s glory will not last much longer.  Is that a reason to dampen summer plans?  Hardly!  In so many ways there is a full half of summer yet to go, with temperatures averaging as warm ...
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: June 28, 2018

The rewards of summer are handed out each July, which maintains the warmest weather of the year.  Sure, June can crank up the heat and humidity, and August occasionally is hotter than July.  But if you are looking for consistency then look no farther than the hazy, blue-green hills, and ...
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: May 30, 2018

I find it curious how June is romanticized, as though it had some exemption to the usual chaos that characterizes our weather.  Like much we find in legend and lore, a single, ideal day becomes memory, and then blends into expectation, and finally blossoms into reputation.  June is certainly capable ...
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: April 25, 2018

True spring weather can be found in the merry month of May, though it can frequently be wedged between a frosty, or even snowy reminder of the winter past, and a generously warm preview of summer.  As the storm track retreats north into Canada, our weather is punctuated by weather ...
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 29, 2018

Spring in April is like a new-born lamb,  just getting to its wobbly legs - one moment bouncing, and the next tumbling and tripping.  The strengthening sun will bounce temperatures into the 60s or 70s.  In a few rare years, thermometers have leapt to 90 degrees.  However, one sharp cold ...
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 1, 2018

Most of us do not care for transitions, though there are tempting moments of excitement and hope.  Yet the changes often blind-side us, upsetting the routines that bring us comfort and security.  March's transitions are volatile, unreliable, so that even the tradition of maple sugaring is at the mercy of ...