Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Breaking News

Opinion

February 23, 2010

Prolonged winter: Will mini glaciers in Bluefield hang around until spring?

(Continued)



With more snow in the forecast our window of opportunity to break the ice is over at least for now. Old Man Winter has decided to add further insult to injury. More snow showers. More cold temperatures. You’ve got to be kidding me.

We are looking at a chance of rain and snow today with cooler temperatures. You then have a chance of snow showers on Thursday and Friday. That means we could actually see some fresh snow on the ground before all of this ice melts. That’s not exactly the kind of news folks are wanting to hear.

Something’s got to give already. March is now just a week away. At this point, I’m willing to bet we are going to see one of two extremes. It is either going to keep on snowing throughout the month of March, or spring may actually arrive early and stick around for a while.

Unfortunately, I’ve got a sneaky feeling that the nasty weather may be hanging around a little longer. Call it a gut instinct if you will, but I’m afraid we are going to see at least one more big storm before all is done and said. I suspect the next big one will come in March.

So the question remains — will our giant chunks of ice still be around come April? Or will we see a prolonged warming trend in March finally capable of melting all of this ice? Or will we see another big storm — snow, sleet or ice — that will make things worse than they already are?

Charles Owens is the Daily Telegraph’s city editor. Contact him at cowens@bdtonline.com

Text Only
Opinion
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Business Marquee
Sister Newspapers' Cartoons
College Sports
Pro Sports
Facebook