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Happy Easter! Happy Spring – the beginning of sneezin’ season!

We’ve got a pretty dry Easter forecast in store for the day, although clouds will increase especially in the afternoon. A period of rain will likely develop into the evening and taper off as showers into Monday. Overall the week is pretty dry until late Thursday and Friday. We will see late week highs into the low 70s before a strong cold front comes into play for next weekend and Monday 4/4…highs in the 40s will take us 15-20 degrees below normal for a few days even with plenty of sunshine. As temperatures moderate again through late next week, showers chances increase Thursday 4/7 through Saturday 4/9.

Pollen s becoming a factor in the Eastern Panhandle now that buds are bursting and Spring is coming alive! Tree pollen is a big deal this week with high to very high levels iin the forecast, along with breezy conditions that will keep it moving through the air until we see some showers again around Thursday night.

Severe Storms Awareness Activities

With the beginning of Spring comes the annual review of what you need to know to stay safe during severe storm season. Share these links and points with family, friends and co-workers at any time and various times throughout the season.

 

Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week March 21st – 25th, 2016 – – 

West Virginia: Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week – March 21-25, 2016

Virginia: Tornado Preparedness Day: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

*****VIRGINIA TORNADO DRILL AT 945 AM TUESDAY MARCH 22ND*****

TOMORROW, TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2016, IS TORNADO PREPAREDNESS DAY IN VIRGINIA. AT 945 AM, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONDUCT A STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL. ALL NWS OFFICES SERVING VIRGINIA WILL ISSUE DRILL TORNADO MESSAGES AT THAT TIME. THE PURPOSE OF THIS DRILL IS TO PROVIDE SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACTIVATE AND TEST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS FOR TORNADOES.

…VIRGINIA TORNADO DRILL INFORMATION… THE VIRGINIA TORNADO DRILL WILL UTILIZE A TEST TORNADO WARNING… JUST AS IN 2015. ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES WILL ISSUE THIS TEST TORNADO WARNING UNDER THE STANDARD TORNADO WARNING PRODUCT. NOAA WEATHER RADIO WILL TRANSMIT THE TEST WARNING AS IT NORMALLY WOULD FOR A REAL TORNADO EVENT. AND THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) WILL ALSO BE ACTIVATED AS IF THE DRILL WERE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING. HOWEVER…THE PRODUCT TEXT WILL CLEARLY INDICATE THAT IT IS A TEST, AND NOT AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING. THEREFORE, ANYONE RECEIVING THE TORNADO DRILL VIA NOAA WEATHER RADIO, OR COMMERCIAL RADIO AND TELEVISION, WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW THAT THE ACTIVATION IS FOR TORNADO DRILL PURPOSES.

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You put the snow shovel away?!?

You did, didn’t you? Someone did, and now Old Man Winter feels like he has to prove something before we can get calendar Spring underway. There’s a chance of some accumulating snow for the EP overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, coinciding with the start of Spring at 12;31 AM. Count on a rain/snow mix at least, both at the start on Saturday night and again by midday Sunday as temps move back up through the 30s. It’s the window of about 2AM-8AM Sunday that brings the best chance of a couple of inches of heavy, gloppy, sloppy snow that will melt quickly into Monday as highs get back into the 40s.

So, no big “Snowmageddon” for us, happy to let New England have the bulk of it this time…could be 6-10″ general coverage in a band through the Boston / NYC areas. Here’s out forecast through the weekend and into next week:

 

Friday: Sunny and breezy. High near 60.         Friday night: Clear and cold. Low 31.

Saturday: Sun in the morning, clouds increase in the afternoon, chance of a late day shower or sprinkle. High 47.

Saturday night: Rain develops, then mixes with snow through the late evening and becomes all snow overnight. Potential for a couple of inches of heavy, wet snow accumulation by sunrise. Low 30.

Sunday: Snow early, mixing with and changing back to rain before ending later in the day. High 37-40.

Monday: Sunny and dry. High 46.         Tuesday: Sunny and seasonal. High 53.         Wednesday: Sunny and warmer: High 62