When I got up this morning at around 6:40 am, I checked my Weatherunderground favorites and noticed that Roanoke was at 35 degrees Fahrenheit which happened to be one degree more than Calgary, Alberta in Canada which was seeing light snow at 34 degrees.
On the Carolina Coast we guys switched to shorts as our uniform in our real estate office about three weeks ago. We're fortunate that the temperatures warm quickly during the morning.
In Cape Carteret we are already up to 56 degrees at 9:30 am. That is a climb of eleven degrees in a little under three hours when we were at 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our weather has been spectacular except for some wind this past weekend. We did not even get enough rain to wet the rain gauges in this last batch of storms. I even had to water our yard.
My biggest problem with the cool temperatures at night is that it is slowing the fishing. I may have to go fishing for bluefish if this cool weather keeps up.
Our roses are obviously happy with the weather. The cool temperatures also mean that our centipede grass doesn't grow very much. That means we don't have to mow it which is fine with me.
Local gardens are doing well, we recently had some great home grown lettuce from our friends, Dean and Gail, who have some raised beds in their backyard. My tomatoes are racing forward to the finish line.
I suspect that it is going to take Roanoke a while to warm up. It could be one of those springs where you go straight to summer, but the forecast does not look like that. Those straight to summer springs are more common in Northern Virginia.
One of the reasons that I enjoying kayaking is that you can get so close to things without a problem. You would have to be crazy to take your skiff this close to an oyster bed, but there are no worries in doing it with a kayak. While I had a lot of fun floating around and drift fishing, I did not get a single bite. I am guessing that is from the cool temperatures and possibly heavy rain in the headwaters area of the White Oak.
It looks like these cool temperatures will only be a memory by this Friday when Roanoke is supposed to be at 80 degrees. I should say enjoy it, because I don't see any more warm temperatures until mid-May.
It looks like except for this Friday that Roanoke will remain in the upper sixties and low seventies. There is nothing wrong with that weather.
However, I do like ours better since we also get to 80 by Saturday, but more importantly, by May 6 we are seem to be in a pattern of upper seventies and low eighties.
That should be just the ticket we need to get the water warmed up and the fish biting.
I am certainly looking forward to slightly warmer weather. After all if you are going to live at the beach, you better have some great weather.