“Welcome to the Little Ice Age!” says reader Caroline Snyder.
“As a farmer here in the Lakes and Mountains of West Virginia, a flip-flop winter (following the flip-flop “slow” jet stream) like this really affects us badly! ”
“Our plums, fooled by a few warm days, have JUST started to open buds. This weekend, every plum, pear and peach blossom will be hammered, which means NO fruit. .. and I am SURE lots of other farmers feel like me right now! Of course, I suspect that MOST of them are blaming it on “Climate Change.”
Note: A forecast yesterday warned that temperatures are expected to drop to minus 5C (23F) as far south as Tennessee and North Carolina, and as low as -20C (-4F) in Virginia.
Also, forecasters are calling for accumulating snow as far south as Tennessee and North Carolina on Saturday night and Sunday.
Thanks to Caroline Snyder and Gordon Broussard for these links