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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Local Weathermen

 
Forecasted temps for the week ahead show some very nice days and zero freezing nights.  This will take us out of February and into March.  I always feel like winter is over once we make it to St. Paddy's Day on March 17th.  It can still be cold and nasty but at least we know there is a light at the end of the winter tunnel.  

In Buzzy's Country Store whenever the talk turns to weather, someone will invariably cite and quote JB Weather.  Whereas it used to be Topper or Doug Hill or Bob Ryan for us old farts, JB is now the go-to source for things weather-related. The following is from JB's FB page (click here.)

My mention of Bob Ryan made me think of how he would always quote Floyd Abell of Hollywood Maryland as one of his weather watchers.  Back in the day I would always try to catch Channel 4's 11 o'clock news and Bob's forecast for the next day.   Whenever he would mention "Floyd from Hollywood" it made me smile a little that a local guy was referenced on the news.  (The John Cougar line "Still hayseed enough to say look who's in the big town" line comes to mind.)

However, when I went looking for an update or info on Floyd I was a little sadden to find the following:
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When it comes to South County weather,  Tommy Courtney has also kept weather records for a number of years.  When discussions and forecasts of future weather came up in Buzzy's, I would ask Bob Mann "What did Tommy say?"   And he would give me Tommy's prediction which was always spot on.  Maybe Tommy should start a TC Weather page.

Since rain is in the forecast for today, the obvious musical choice is Rainy Days and Mondays.  However, since you've heard The Carpenters' sad ass version a bazillion times, check out this Cracker take on it.  You won't like it, but before you cut and run on it at least stay for the motorcycle crash (1:55) and Charlie Chaplin roller skating (2:39.)  The ending is kinda cool too.

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