The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 February 2003

Enough with the ice already

After five days in the deep freeze, five days in which every conceivable form of ice except Italian and Vanilla has descended upon the city, I have decided that it is pointless to pay any further attention to the Weather Guys with their splashy graphics and their high-zoot equipment and their unctuous manner. I am weary of arcane jargon like "advection" and so-called "seven-day" forecasts which are revised and edited and revised again within seven hours. All I want to know is this:

When is this crap going to let up?

Until they can answer this simple question with some semblance of precision, I suggest they sit down, preferably off-camera, and enjoy a nice cup of STFU.

Posted at 7:55 AM to Soonerland


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Let the record show that for one brief, not-exactly-shining moment, the temperature actually got up to the freezing point today.

Freezing rain is predicted for tomorrow, lest I get giddy with this heat wave.

(Normal range for this date: low 34, high 57.)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:33 PM on 27 February 2003

Curse the weathermen (and their lovely counterparts), but let us praise Gary England for his amazing research, dedication, and intense desire to make Tornado Alley a safer place to live.

The jump in ratings during a tornado are only gravy, I swear.

Posted by: DavidMSC at 11:19 PM on 27 February 2003

David, my wife tells me that Gary didn't have a whole lot of respect from the met folks at OU...

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 11:06 AM on 28 February 2003

Most of them, I suspect, aspire to be suave and urbane, something Gary England resists.:)

Posted by: CGHill at 11:28 AM on 28 February 2003

Suave and urbane? At OU?

<pendant starts blinking>

Norman, co-ordinate.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 5:00 PM on 28 February 2003

I said they aspired to it; I didn't say they succeeded.

Here's Mudd in your eye.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:02 PM on 28 February 2003

My wife had to remind me last night that OU is in Norman.

Inadvertent puns, anyone?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 11:10 AM on 2 March 2003

The best kind; people will actually withhold deserved groans under those conditions. :)

Remind me not to mention what happened when someone in our data-entry shop stumbled over "Newnan".

Posted by: CGHill at 11:18 AM on 2 March 2003