The ‘occasional snow’ that wasn’t

Snow falling on U.S. 221 between Floyd and Check Tuesday night.
Relax.  This photo is from an “occasional snow” that did arrive a few years ago..

“Expect occasional snow to end at 8:15 a.m.” claimed the notice from the National Weather Service Office in Blacksburg around 6 a.m. today.

Occasional what?  No white stuff outside our window just five miles northeast of Floyd this morning.  Nada.  Snow may have fallen in other parts of Floyd County but not around us.

A little like some of the dire forecasts for freezing rain and snow for Wednesday.  Not much happened.

The temperature on the back porch reads 27 degrees two hours later at 8 a.m. but no snowflakes falling from the snow that the weather folks claimed would end by 8:15 a.m.

With luck, the forecasters claim, the temperatures outside may reach 36 degrees on this Thursday, then 42 on Friday and perhaps 47 Saturday before dropping again Sunday with a prediction of rain and or snow.

Then back in the 40s for early next week and perhaps the mid-50s by the end.

Snow?  Longer-range forecasts say a change of snow showers on March 21 and 22.

Call it the winter that may or may not ever end and a spring that may or may not ever arrive.

Mother Nature is bitchy that way.

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