A strong cold front passed through Virginia beginning in the afternoon of March 12, 2014, and continuing into the early hours of March 13. The weather system produced high winds and dropped spring-like high temperatures in the 60s on March 12 to highs in the 30s and 40s on March 13. For an interesting description of that weather event, including the “two seasons” phrase quoted in this post’s title, please click the following for a 34-second recording of comments in the morning of March 14 from NOAA Weather Radio, in a broadcast from Blacksburg Forecast Office.
The high winds from the front’s passage resulted in number of downed-tree reports, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center maps of preliminary storm reports for March 12, available online at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/140312_rpts.html.
The weather system also produced some dramatic sky views and sky changes. Three examples are shown in the photos below.
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