SamHenry’s Winter Weather Complaint and Comment Center Open for Business.

Posted on October 24, 2011


Don’t you just love the title?  Now spam will be directed here from businesses of all manner.   The new Winter Weather Complaint and Comment Center at  On My Watch – its location and function – are outlined below.  Did I say “outlined”?  Perhaps this a a slight overstatement of the case.  It is not in my power to employ the outline form of writing to simplify matters.  Sam’s syntax comes to you directly from the epicenter of the state of confusion in this household.

Regarding predictions for Winter 2012, both the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this country’s homage to Yankee independence from reality; dependence on wooly caterpillars  and NOAA are in agreement.  Fasten your seat belts it will be a bumpy ride – especially if you live in the northern reaches of New York and New England.  The South will continue dry.

When yours truly looked at this week’s weather for western New York hard by Lake Ontario, the view was horrific:  Rain all week.  Rain mixed with – wait for it – Snow showers toward the end of the week.  Something had to be done – a plan executed to cope with these circumstances.

First it seemed reasonable to consult both the old stand by, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and NOAA’s predictions of the wintry future.  It came a quite a shock to see that just the region where  I reside was included in a region that could expect a “wet, wild winter.”  Oh, and we have to watch out for cold air from Canada now stiled “Arctic Oscillation.”  It sounds like the inner movements of one of those modern wind-tunnel vacuum cleaners.  Someday I’m going to find a sky-diving mouse in my Lucite canister.

In reviewing all of the regions in the US on prediction maps for both the Almanac and NOAA, there was a very close relationship.  And La Nina will be the mother of all weather this winter.  You won’t find other countries messing about with worry about these kinds of things.  They are philosophic about both the weather and terrorism.  So where’s a neurotic, light-starved, unemployed nit to gnash his/her teeth?  Why right here.

In light of the aforementioned, Sam has opened the Winter Weather Complaint and Comment Center at a tab on this site. This is our forum for mutual support and information about matters of weather across the US.  Here it will not interfere with major global news developments.  Were it to operate in this manner, those of us who are vulnerable to seasonal depression would find little common ground or promise of hope from the other humans on the planet.  Our discussions in the main venue – even in tweets – would be seen at the very least as a bothersome distraction.

So drop by the Center, follow the links to the maps that predict our future course and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow North Americans trying to cope with bad economic forecasts AND bad weather.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20111020_winteroutlook.html

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2011/08/29/2012-us-winter-forecast/.

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