From TennesseeApril 16th, 2014 at 11:07 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
11 pm Weds. I’m sitting in the Krystal in Oak Ridge, TN where they have an internet connection – (my mother does not) – ordered the 5 for 5$. My mother and wife went to sleep early, so here I sit. We left Grand Rapids and 22° this morning. Bought gas in Indiana at $3.52…it was breezy and cold while I was pumpin’ the gas…in the 30s. It was 47 by the time we hit Cincinnati and a 25-minute traffic jam for a relatively minor fender bender. The lanes are pretty close together and when you’ve got semis on either side of you, you have to pay attention. Mid 50s when we got to Oak Ridge. We saw snow on the north side of hills all the way to Fort Wayne…first blossoms I saw were on the south side of Dayton. I think it’s the ornamental Bradford Pears that are blooming in urban areas of N. Kentucky down to Lexington – very nice. First hyacinth I saw was in Van Wert, Ohio. We have these beautiful dogwoods and redbuds out in E. Tennessee, along with lots of flowers. It’ll be 60s here tomorrow, maybe 70 on Friday and in the 70s for the weekend. My 94-year old (95 in July) mother insisted on doing Easter dinner – traditional ham. We’ll plead to help and she’ll eventually relent, but she loves having the family over. My sister and her husband insisted on playing golf at least once. They play 12-months of the year…40 deg. in January and they’ll go out once a week. I played once last year and twice the year before that. It wasn’t a pretty sight. Gas is $3.45 in Oak Ridge…lots of stations here, very competitive.
Model data: The evening run of the NAM (Caribou) as the following low/high temps. starting Thurs. AM: 29/62/39/53/28/62.
Posts may be a little more rare since I’m down here and want to concentrate on mom…what she needs done and what she wants to do. I won’t be spending as much time watching weather (except for the spring weather and sunshine down here). My best to all our blog readers and commentors.