Friday, January 22, 2016

Accurate! Weather Forecasting

The computer models have been going crazy over the last week, trying to figure out if the coming storm will go out to sea or slam into Connecticut.

The problem is a high pressure area pushing down from the north, not letting the storm get here.
Two feet of snow are predicted for Washington DC

As of noon today, the forecast was for flurries.

Then, later in the afternoon I was out splitting stove wood and I noticed the following:

The sun had disappeared behind a layer of stratus clouds.
Birds were flocking to the feeders.
The wind stopped.
Every sound seemed to echo.

All signs of low pressure.

The throbbing in my ears as the pressure dropped seem to confirm what was happening.

And now the forecast is for 5 to 8 inches of snow tomorrow.

Learn to recognize the signs, and your ability to forecast short-term weather conditions will be better than the computers.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Winter is Taunting Weha - But It Isn't All Bad

IF WeHa had school tomorrow, you would have a late opening because of
tonight's cold front snow flurries...  But you have the day off tomorrow.

The next storm (and it might be the first big one of the year) will be arriving ... Saturday.  No snow day for you.

On the other hand, with NO snow days yet this year, your summer vacation will begin on June 8.

Now go play outside.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Snow Coming - But No Affect On School

There are two storms in our future, but neither of them will have any affect on West Hartford Schools.

Tuesday there will be some light snow starting in the afternoon, but it won't start until after lunch.  Your trip home may be white, but not early.

The next storm is expected to hit on Saturday, but the temps will be above freezing most of the time.  Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and then just plain wet. 

You just might have to get used to school ending on June 8.