As if your weatherperson didn’t have enough on his hands with the IRS, it seems as if the NSA has been monitoring his phone conversations for some time now in order to determine how he could be so uncannily accurate week after week with his weather forecasts.
Glorious weather continued to grace the Walla Walla Valley this past week, with sunny skies and warm temperatures tempered by afternoon breezes the rule as high pressure over southeastern Washington remained well in command.
Our Walla Walla Valley weather has finally taken a turn toward something more seasonally appropriate, as the last in a series of Pacific disturbances moved through the area on Sunday with a few impressive-looking buildups of towering cumulus accompanied by a stray drop or two of rain.
Seems as if the ol’ crystal ball has been performing at a very high level recently for your weatherperson, who is riding a serious hot streak with his last couple of columns. As predicted, more than a half-inch of rain in the last week or so has sent the wheat and pea people into a state of semi-delirium, and orders for new pickup trucks have doubled at our local dealerships during that time.
Think spring sunshine has finally taken hold in the Northwest? Think again. A deep, cold and unseasonably potent low-pressure system is forecast to drop south and east from northern British Columbia and position itself off the coast of northwestern Washington this week.
Now that your weatherperson has single-handedly derailed the ill-advised Rose Street reconfiguration plan with his hard-hitting commentary in last week’s column, he has been urged by many to tackle other thorny and long-unresolved issues that continue to pester the world: Concerns such as the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa, long-standing animosities in the Middle East and the stunning inability of home plate umpires to call balls and strikes in any consistent manner — the last of which is possibly the most annoying of all.
It was a perfect weekend in the Walla Walla Valley for just about any activity — and there were certainly many of them from which to choose: Spring Release, the season opener of two farmers markets, golf or tennis. Or a quiet stroll down Rose Street in the dappled shade provided by the stately sycamores that line that thoroughfare, several of which are scheduled to be reduced to sawdust if the current nonsensical ‘realignment’ plan for the street comes to fruition.
The Walla Walla Valley was treated to a foretaste of summer this past week as afternoon high temperatures on Friday touched the 80-degree mark. A general rejoicing could be heard throughout the land, and winter-weary citizens — both young and old — welcomed the warmth like a long-lost friend, which indeed it was.
Don’t let the door hit you, April bluster.
Proving once again the old adage “even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then,” your slightly vision-impaired forecaster appears to have stumbled upon a good-sized nut with his prediction/warning last week of a possible freeze event.