In spite of suffering from a cold my son brought home from school, I was able to go outside and enjoy some of the warmth. Good thing - the weather man is saying that both Saturday and Sunday will be wash outs, not good for people in the garden center business. On top of that they are calling for a potential snow storm for Monday. There is a slow moving low pressure system hovering off the coast of the Carolinas and the Jet Stream is dipping southward.
Historically this weather pattern sandwich has brought Tidewater some of its deepest snows. In 1980, also around the 1st of March we had the same weather pattern, and it dumped so much snow on the area, so quickly that the area was paralyzed. People who went to the circus at the Norfolk Scope that night ended up being stranded and had to spend the night with the elephants and clowns. I was still attending Old Dominion University then and it was the first day of our spring break. Fortunately my friends and I left town early headed to Long Island for Pink Floyd's performance of The Wall (one of only two in the States (thanks again Denise!)). People who decided to leave in the afternoon spent most of their spring break in snowy Norfolk. I feel fairly certain we will not be having any such event, if we do I'll be sure to let you know.