Thursday, March 8, 2018

Home & Garden Show This Weekend...

Every year I look forward to the various shows (Boat Show, Sportsman Show) that indicate “ warmer weather is just around the corner.”  This weekend in the Super Dome it’s the Home & Garden Show.  Since I’m a spokesperson for Acadian Windows, I’ll be there on Saturday from Noon till 2 PM in their booth.  If you’re thinking about upgrading your windows, come on by and I’ll tell you my experiences with Acadian.  Ch. 8 also has a booth showcasing their new weather storm tracker SUV.  I might make a visit there too since I remain their hurricane consultant for 2018. 


Normally we are saying “warmer weather is just around the corner”, except this year had a record warm February and March is heading in the opposite direction.  In fact, after a brief warm up beginning tomorrow into early Sunday, our next cool down Monday through Thursday looks colder than the chill we now have.   Lots of below zero Arctic cold remains over Canada and a deep east coast upper trough will drive that chill into the Deep South.  The North Shore will certainty dip into the 30s with the possibility of a light freeze.  With the waters of Lake P. in the mid-60s, that should keep most of the South Shore above frost levels.  However, all gardeners should stay focused on the weather next week as we may need to “protect our tender vegetation”.  Daytime highs on Monday & Tuesday will struggle to get out of the 50s , and with a stiff north breeze, sweaters and coats will be necessary.   Looking beyond next week, the third week in March could see several severe weather outbreaks, mainly over the plains into the Ohio Valley.  March is already off to a wild start with 2 powerful Nor’easters and a third likely coming this weekend.   We were spoiled by a warm, tranquil February.  March will make up for it.  Stay tuned!

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