Sunday, February 28, 2010

Why I'm not in meteorology

Here in Minnesota we have enjoyed a couple weeks of no major storms. No slow commutes because of slick roads. A very quiet weather pattern indeed. One word sums it up best: peaceful. Mike Fairbourne on WCCO-TV had another term - "boring". This is one of the reasons why I did not go into meteorology. Sitting in front of a computer and staring at blank forecast models with not a cloud in the sky does not interest me much. I would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine and warmth. It was a beautiful weekend to be out and taking part in winter activities with the snowpack we have left. Looking ahead in the next two weeks, we could be losing much much of our snow with above freezing temperatures as well as a possible rain storm moving in at the end of the weekend that lingers into Monday.

As the map above indicates, we have a shot of daytime temperatures hitting 40 degrees early next week as a low pressure system moves towards us, drawing in warm air from the Gulf. We will likely have out first big rain storm of the meterological spring. For those, like myself, yearning for spring's arrival, this is one sign that we are just about there! Enjoy this week. It will certainly be one of the nicest stretches we had all year so far.

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