Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A foot of snow... then 70 degrees and sunny?

I love the poster that shows a typical day in the Adirondacks.

It starts in the morning with snow, then shows mid-morning, mid-afternoon as hail and rain, and then ends in the afternoon with brilliant sunshine.

The caption reads: "Welcome to the Adirondacks. Don't like the weather? Just wait 15 minutes."

Of course, the same saying holds true for plenty of locales throughout the world (I lived in London for a spell and that saying certainly applied there).

But this week's weather is still fairly startling, even by our standards. First this from the Associated Press:

"A late-season storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow across the hills and mountains of northern New York and Vermont before moving east into the rest of northern New England. The National Weather Service says the snow falling across the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence and Champlain valleys will be heavy and wet and could cause power outages. Higher altitudes are expected to see the most accumulation, with a foot or more by midday Wednesday at ski resorts and other places above 2,000 feet."

And here's Saturday's forecast from the National Weather Service:

"Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s."

Don't like the weather? Just wait a few days.

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