Although not Rainier

Not only do we obsess over the weather forecast, we’ve been known to review old forecasts:

For more than three weeks Oklahoma has been wrapped in fog, dark clouds, and just a flannelly cocoon of winter weather. We are not built for this much darkness! I really don’t know how people in the Pacific Northwest cope with it. So yesterday we all felt refreshed just seeing the sun. I went for a quick little 3 mile run wearing only a light jacket, and I had thoughts like better get the pool opened up soon!

“Light jacket” makes sense: the inversion layer sitting above us has produced indifferent highs but uncharacteristically above-freezing lows.

The National Weather Service properly caters to this tendency:

I missed that little bit of sunshine, being stuck in Post-Vacation Recovery Mode, but we’re actually getting some today. Which is good, since I am told that there’s no parking left at Byron’s, or as no one dares call it, Booze R Us.

2 comments

  1. Jess »

    24 December 2014 · 11:10 am

    We’ve had many days of cloudy, or foggy weather. It leads to a longing for a day when the cold is broken by a bright sun; where you can turn you back and feel the warmth on your jacket.

    Merry Christmas; even if it’s cloudy.

  2. CGHill »

    24 December 2014 · 12:38 pm

    The local record for lack of sunshine is somewhere upwards of 200 hours. I get antsy long before that.

    Tomorrow they’re predicting a fair amount of sun, and an unfair amount of wind — gusts near 40. I have no idea what this works out to in wind-chill terms with an air temperature pushing 60, which would be the warmest day in the last couple of weeks.

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