Friday 9:45 a.m.
My regular posting schedule will resume Wednesday, May 9.
Today marks the anniversary of the nation's first Arbor Day festivity. It occurred at Nebraska City, Neb., in 1872, and it is believed that Earth Day sprouted and took root as an offshoot of Arbor Day. In our branch of work, people want us to explain the weather without rooting for any one thing. I object. For example, I am not too poplar anywhere when it is unusually chilly around this time of year for two, maybe tree days at a time. I can't say we measured my poplarity and graft it, but I do know many people are sycamore chilliness. This is especially the case since spring sprouted last month. The idea that spring would stand tall was a complete (h)oaks.
So I say, walnut cheer for sunshine? In that regard I have good news for yews: the weather pattern is chestnut conducive for much rain today, Sunday or Monday. However, the forecast for sunshine in the Middle Atlantic region tomorrow is pine the sky. A storm that started in the Southwest will be linden the Middle Atlantic states a lot of moisture later tomorrow. And, since deciduous asking, it's pretty sure that they are gonna cedar rain at times tomorrow night, and some heavier rain will be logged. One of our senior listeners asked about the need for rainwear. I said, "Since you are near the locus for storminess, it is a good idea to take it out of the box, elder." Of course, let's face it, this is one of the many tricks that the months of April and Maypull. If all this gives you a headache.... Take two aspen, sequoia in the morning. The picture at the bottom shows (about) two aspens and one sequoia.
Things should change next week if a warming trend growing in the middle of the county would branch northeastward. It does look warmer for next week, but when the warm air tries to extend into northern New England, it can be chopped down. And there could be more showers at times next week as forest we can tell.
Looking at a sapling of temperatures today, expect 40s in Maine, 50s in southern New England and the 60s and 70s farther south. For the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, it is our be leaf that Sunday will be great to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. I know a dogwood. It may be a little cool for the beech, but you can take your dog for walk in the bark. What about next weekend? Don't ax.
Two aspens and a sequoia
In the Northeast, a high pressure area now in control will be reinforced by another high from northeastern Canada. In the "what could go wrong?" department, a batch of cloudiness has appeared east of New England and has been spreading southwestward toward the New Jersey coast this morning.
The clouds over parts of the region are starting to break up, a sign that the predicted drier air from the northeast is making progress.
Cloudiness covers a large area. A few pockets of clearing show up where south winds ride downhill from mountains to lowlands. Air warms and dries with descent. Notice clearing downwind (northwest of) the Smoky Mts.
So, there could be more showers at times late next week as forest we can tell. For now we are stumped. But, it is our beleaf that this weekend you will like being outside. I know a dogwood. It may be a little cool for the beech, but you can take your dog for walk in the bark. What about next weekend? Don't ax.
If the pattern turns out damp as suggested by this map for Sunday, it could turn gray and drizzly from D.C. to New York City for early next week. If the high does not move offshore and no disturbance approaches from the west, it would be sunny and warm.
Two things stand out: (1) a warmup this weekend and early next week (the top graph), and (2) the overall dryness for the weekend and early next week. This graph is for Philadelphia.