However, an updated graphic for May 8-12 showed a trend toward warmer than normal temps.
Both graphics listed a chance of near normal precipitation in spite of a nearly continuous forecasts of rain.
The rain was forecast to give way to some sunnier skies. However, that was only after the region suffered through a couple of cold days which included snow. In fact, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday that "the coldest high temperatures on record for May 2 were observed today. The high at Pittsburgh was 44. The previous coldest high temperature recorded was 47, which was set in 1897. "
I helped in this regard too. The dogs were restricted access to the area of the pond where the nest was.
Sunday's walk around the pond dashed my plans of some gosling photos.
It appeared as if something had scared the mother goose off of the nest. It was unclear whether she had been killed or just threatened enough to leave. Eggs were scattered about the nest area. Unfortunately, with all the predator traffic through the pond area, it was just not the best neighborhood for raising young waterfowl.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.