May 29, 2017

Dark nights, bright moon, freezing temps

A super moonset just off U.S. 221 southwest of Willis.
A super moonset just off U.S. 221 southwest of Willis.

Cold, clear nights provide an excellent canvas for this year’s “supermoon” and cameras have been busy over the last couple of nights.

Another drop to below freezing this morning.  Thermometer on the back porch reads 26 at 0400.  Suspect it is colder at other locations in the county.

A slight warming trend for the rest of this week with highs in the 60s and perhaps low 70s by Friday and lows above the freezing mark (high 30s and low 40s) until the mercury falls back into the 20s Saturday night and a nippy 35 degrees on Sunday with wins gusting to around 24-25- miles per hour.

A 60 percent chance of showers on Saturday but that will not ease the dry conditions that will return until the middle part of next week with PM showers on Wednesday.

Of course, this is all conjecture by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg. Weather is always subject to change but the rest of November is expected to be mostly pleasant with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.

Saw another fat, black wooly worm outside our garage Monday.

Harsh winter ahead?  Let’s hope not.

The supermoon starts to shrink, starting tonight.  Enjoy it while you can.

Dark night, bright moon.
Dark night, bright moon.

Moonscape from Doug Thompson on Vimeo.

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