Saturday, May 25, 2013

Shenandoah Valley: Frosty 33 degrees on May 25

Brrr. My corner of the world woke up to 33 degrees this morning with frost on the cars and covering the back yard. It's May 25, far beyond the "safe" frost date of May 15 for this area. High temps today are supposed to be in the 50s and windy.

Frost. A deposit of small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls near or below freezing. On May 25.


It's Memorial Day weekend, that time when we pause to honor our military men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

It's also considered the unofficial start of summer, and the weekend when swimming pools reopen.

In Shenandoah National Park, Loft Mountain campground has just reopened for the season and is packed with campers who woke this morning to temperatures in the 20s.

Speaking about the cold morning temps, a Facebook friend expressed it well: "Summer is playing hide and seek."


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