Now I like the topic of weather. When I taught science at the junior high level I always tried to work in a unit on weather. The field trip to the weather station was always well worth it. I enjoyed watching every radiosonde balloon go up. (I'm just a old kid!) I took my private pilot license and thoroughly enjoyed the weather ground school. I have flown through all kinds of weather and been grounded by all kinds of weather.
Weather is a common topic of conversation starter. I happen to think that our weather forecasts are fairly accurate so I have quite few discussions with all the old boys who complain about poor weather forecasting.
What I really wanted to comment on today is our recent long siege of snowy weather. We have had 21 cm (about 9 in.) of snow so far in Jan. Our average snow fall for all of January is about 15 cm.(about 6 in.) so as you can see we've had enough snow to talk about.
|Snow built up on a couple of planks.|
Snow load on a bird feeder.
|My long sidewalk that I have to shovel.|
|A neighbor's snow loaded trees.|
Since we don't get a lot of snow here we sometimes don't have very good cross country skiing. Now we have excellent conditions. The trails have been groomed . All I'm waiting for now is a little increase in the temperature.