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Don't Like the Weather in Northern Virginia? Wait a Day it Will Change

As native of the Northern Virginia area I've had a chance to see most of the extremes that have hit the area. Blizzards and hurricanes we've had a few. Sometimes you can even get three seasons in one week. As a military spouse I've also had the opportunity to experience the weather in a few other choice locations and learned a thing or two about how weather forecasters throw around terms that don't necessarily make sense unless you've never lived anywhere else.

When you hear the term "monsoon season" when you live in the Far East you know what that means. However when you later move to Arizona and you hear the weather guessers use the term "monsoon season" you think they are off their rockers. Trust me they aren't the same. In Europe the definition of "oppressively hot" is far different than spending August in Little Rock Arkansas and hearing that same term used. It is indeed "oppressively hot" in Little Rock!

So when it comes to the seasons in Northern Virginia I've learned to ignore what the calendar might say and have come up with my own definition to know when we've gone from one season to another.

 

Cherry Blossom in DC

 

When the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom around the Tidal Basin and you can't move for everyone stopping to take pictures then you know that spring has officially arrived.

 

 

 

 

DC Fireworks



Summer
is here when you see the fireworks exploding around the Washington Monument and you hear the National Symphony Orchestra playing the 1812 Overture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Ridge Fall Foliage

 

If you sense a change in the air and the leaves on the trees strut their brightly colored leaves like proud peacocks then fall has arrived.

 

 

 

Winter has arrived



Winter
is the easiest season of all to spot. In fact you don't even have to open your eyes to know it has arrived. When your radio goes off in the morning and you hear the news that cars are sliding on the ice at the Springfield interchange, a veteran of the seasons in the area knows just what to do. Turn off your radio, pull the covers back over your head and wait until the Cherry Blossoms bloom again before you get up!

 

The great news is that Northern Virginia has all of the season to offer both visitors and residents alike to enjoy. So forget what the weather forecasters have to say and make up your own seasonal calendar. You will be just as accurate and maybe even more so than they are! Check today's weather in Northern Virginia.

If relocating to Northern Virginia is in your plans in the near future give me a call at 703-346-2213. I'd be glad to help you navigate not only our four seasons but the home buying process as well.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsCindy Jones • October 25 2009 04:11PM

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Cindy, we pretty much say the same thing about Middle Tennessee's weather. You probably get more winter than we do.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Connie-we haven't had much of a winter in the last few years but when it comes I'm planning on staying home.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Connie is right - that's what we say here in Middle Tennessee - it's always changing - we get about 10 days of fall all told... but we can always count on the summers to be HOT!

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 9 years ago

Cindy, I guess the agents in Middle TN really like your post.  It was very well-done.  I disagree with Emily though.  I think we have long falls and springs.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

In Colorado it is wait and hour and the weather will change. Four crystal clear white inches of it on the ground today. Beautiful.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hi Cindy...Compared to many of the places where I have lived, Virginia's weather is great.  I enjoy the seasons and the fact that winter is not that rough at all.

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 9 years ago

Cindy

Northern Virgina has great weather and the enjoyment of the change of seasons.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 9 years ago

Emily-I feel like we missed a couple of season this year.  Summer didn't seem as long and fall has been a roller coaster of wet & cold 40's to sunny and warm 70's.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Kelly-my son lives in Denver so I get the wierd reports from 5 inches of snow to 70's in 25 hours.  Blame it on those pesky beautiful mountains.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Kate-I do enjoy the change of seasons and am hoping for another mild winter.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Lou-it is nice to have a change of seasons.  I just wish they all wouldn't happen in one week :-)

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Cindy - ha! our saying is almost the same here except we change 1 word: Don't like the weather in MI? Wait a minute it will change!

Have a great week! :)

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) almost 9 years ago

Cindy, this describes things here so perfectly!  I can feel the last one starting to come on!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Mike-I just talked to my daughter in law in CO and it is snowing big time and yet it was 70 degrees a few days ago.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Pat-after the last few days of rain and events I collapsed into my bed last night and really didn't want to get out of it this morning.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

You are right on the money with your description of Northern Virginia seasons. Weather has nothing to do with it.

Posted by Anne Clark (Metro Referrals) about 8 years ago

Anne-a little tongue and cheek humor about Northern Virginia is always in order.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

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