Four-letter word from Mama Nature

Mother Nature is having another bad hair day.

She’s using a dreaded four-letter word in the weather forecast again.

No, not “that” four-letter word.  The other one:  “Snow”

Saturday’s forecast shows “rain/snow” in the outlook from The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg.

Once again, Mother Nature proves her name should be changed to Stormy Nature.  She’s threatening to do to us what the other “Stormy” says she did with Donald Trump in his suite during that charity golf tournament a few years ago.

Her weather is anything but settled.

Tuesday promises a high of around 67 today with an overnight low of 54, but high winds and rain drive the thermometer down to below freezing in the wee hours of Thursday after a high in the mid 50s on Wednesday.

Saturday is the “iffy” day:  A high of 43 with a low of 28.

Will this madness ever wind?

The National Weather Service’s Wind Advisory for Wednesday and Thursday:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 AM EDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM Wednesday to 8 AM EDT Thursday. * Locations…Near and along the Blue Ridge from the Northwest North Carolina mountains, and southwest Virginia from Grayson County northeast to Roanoke County. * Hazards…Strong wind gusts. * Winds…West to Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. * Timing…Late Wednesday morning through early Thursday morning. * Impacts…Possible downed weaker trees, especially those weakened by recent heavy wet snows and prior wind storms. Isolated to scattered power outages will be possible. High profile vehicles such as campers, recreational vehicles, and large tractor-trailers will need to be alert for strong cross winds on north-south oriented roadways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside.

At our house, we’re thinking about a few things we’d like to do to Mother (Stormy) Nature:  None of them are politically correct and one calls her a five-letter word that starts with “b.”

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