Friday, February 15, 2013

Riddle Me This!

So, I have today off, and all week, I've been planning a hike near Chesapeake, Virginia.  And for several days, I've been checking the weather forecast there for Friday.  And every time I check it, it gets a little more dismal.  But when I check the weather nearby - north, south, east, and west - it looks great.

Here was my final check yesterday - essentially sunny and low 60's everywhere around I plan on going, but mid-40's and showers where I will be.

What in the world is up with that?  Not that 45, overcast, and showery would make for a horrible February hike, but who wouldn't prefer sunny and low 60's?  It was like I had picked the one area of southeast Virginia where for some inexplicable reason, it was going to be 20 degrees colder than everywhere else.  And every day that I checked, the readings were consistent.  If anything, the forecast was actually warming up in the surrounding areas compared to the start of the week.

Then yesterday, I figured it out - I was checking Chesapeake, West Virginia - not Chesapeake, Virginia - on  What a difference a few hundred miles makes!  Well, regardless of the weather, I hope to have a great hike today to a place I have never hiked in before.


  1. That's funny! Hope you have good weather for your hike. I'll be thinking about you. : )

  2. I had fabulous weather for the hike! It was an incredible February day.