The Hancock family, our neighbors at Critter Corner, will be shearing their alpacas on
Saturday, April 7
9:00 – 11:00 AM.
Everyone is invited to the alpaca shearing!!
A traveling Australian crew shears the alpacas — it’s very interesting to watch.
The alpaca coat is two layers of wool — a rough outer layer and a soft, warm inner layer. After the wool is sheared, the two types of wool are separated.
Very warm gloves, socks, mittens, and the like made from the inner wool will be for sale.
There is no charge to watch the shearing. Bring your camera or video camera. Please park as far off the road as you can. If you have a dog, please leave the dog at home or in the car so as not to stampede the alpacas.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS AT 2:00 AM, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 11. SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR. That is, if you are setting your clocks at 11:00 PM, Saturday night, March 10, set the clocks forward from 11:00 PM to 12:00 midnight. If you do not set your clocks Saturday night, and wake up at, for example, 7:00 AM Sunday, March 11, set your clocks ahead to 8:00 AM. If in doubt, turn on your tv set and check the time there — set your clocks and watches to match the tv time. Or, check the time on your cell phone — the cell networks will automatically set the time to Daylight Savings. OR, you can check the US Naval Observatory Master Clock.
Current weather forecasts for the East Coast indicate another severe winter storm is possible for areas of the Northeast. However, our forecasts are for cold weather, alternating among cloudy, partly cloudy, and sunny with rain and possible snow Monday and Monday night. Here are the specifics.
Sunday, March 11:
AM cloudy; PM sunny
High 45, low 36
0% chance of precipitation
Winds from the NE at 6 MPH
Monday, March 12
Cloudy with periods of rain. Snow may mix in. High 41F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Monday night, March 12
Snow showers early. Breaks in the overcast later. Low 31F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
In a few days, we will send a letter to each Potomac Bay Estates property owner — that’s right — a letter, not an email, but a real, sure-enough letter delivered by the US Postal Service.
In that letter you will find three items:
A notice that dues and community water fee are due on March 31. The community water fee is due only for those properties that are connected to the water system.
A roster verification form. We maintain a roster of all property owners with name(s), address(es), lot number, phone number(s) and email address. We are asking that each person review their roster information and return the roster verification form with any changes, or, with a verification that current information is correct.
A stamped return envelope for your use in returning your dues and water fee check along with your roster verification form.
Please watch for this letter and return your check and roster verification from quickly.
The following winter weather advisory has been issued for our neighborhood.
Issuing Office: Wakefield
9:44pm EST, Tue Jan 16
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT… SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE… PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA. * WHEN… FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS… BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS IN VIRGINIA OR MARYLAND, PLEASE CALL 5 1 1.
Our current weather forecast calls for snow showers between 7:00 and 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 17. Up to one inch accumulation expected.
This special weather advisory for our area was posted by the National Weather Service.
…Bitterly cold temperatures along with hazardous travel
conditions overnight…(the night of Jan 6-7, Saturday and Sunday)
Arctic high pressure will move over the area overnight. The
combination of a clear sky, light winds and the snow cover will
allow for maximum cooling with many areas breaking their record
lows. Temperatures by sunrise Sunday will range between two
degrees above zero to eight degrees below zero.
In addition, any melting of the snow that took place today will
refreeze. Many secondary roads across central and eastern Virginia
as well as northeast North Carolina will again be ice or snow
covered resulting in hazardous travel overnight into Sunday
morning. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving, keeping
plenty of distance between you and other motorists.
Temperatures will moderate somewhat beginning Monday, Jan 8. Forecast temperatures are: