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:
In case you were wondering, the consecutive streak of overcast skies at OKC ended this morning at 10 am after 126 hours (5 1/4 days) #okwx
— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) December 22, 2014
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.