Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Weather.

Isn't amazing how many of us are if not obsessed, at least, Interested in the weather?

I don't have cable TV, but I did once, and Yes, I watched the Weather Channel.
Used to frequent The Weather Channel page, too. (My son, many years ago, was on the team that produced the weather channel page.. some of the code he wrote may still be there, but there have been many, many changes to the site since he was there.)
Of course, seeing how today likely to be the hottest day of the summer.. how can you think about anything else but the weather?

I have owned (for years) a glass water barometer, and a few years ago, I got this indoor out door mini weather station--There are far nicer once available now, with more information, and since my station's outdoor humidity index has failed, I might one day upgrade.

There is more news coverage of the weather, too. Local weather, national weather, international weather reports are common.

It used to be, we only heard about the monsoon in India if it failed to arrive (and spelled drought for the area) –but now days, it doesn't have to be a crisis for it to make the news.

I suppose part of the interest lies in personal interest. We travel more, and want to know what the weather is like where we are going.. and we are more spread out.. we friends and family spanning the continent and globe. I am frequently reminded of my northern hemisphere assumptions.. (It's not summer everywhere, and not all my friends are complaining of the heat!).

An other aspect of interest, is how we are all interlocked in weather systems...
Rain today in Ann Arbor, means rain tomorrow in NY (frequently).
El Nino (or the lack of it) in the Pacific, effects not just my son and his family in SF, but food prices, and weather (eventually) in NY!


Heat in the south Atlantic means tropical storms --a percentage of which travel up the east coast (along the gulf stream current) and one day soon, it will be NYC that is under water from a storm and storm surge. ( my south-westerly exposure, usually one that tempers the heat of the sun with lovely south western breezes will be a big of disadvantage when those breezes turn into hurricane gale force wind!)
Well here's hoping the weather is nice where ever you are!

I would have posted about knitting, but the heat make me not want to do anything.. I've only completed 10 rows (2 pattern repeats) on my Koigu socks in the past 10 days.

I made the socially responsible decision not to have an air conditioner (none!) and only use fans.. Every once in a while (this past week for instance!) I question the sanity of the decision!

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