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Feb 10, Snow

Feb 10, Snow

Feb 10, Snow

Feb 10, Snow

Feb 10, Snow

I went to bed around 2am last night.

I tried to shut my computer down no less than three times before midnight. I finally admitted defeat and spent a few more hours cruising around meteorologist forums getting my fix of storm tracks, snow total predictions and snarky weather geek banter.

Weather forums, especially those populated by meteorologists, are better than soap operas right before a snow storm. They curse their luck about being in the screw zone (read: rain), argue over inches and bash each other for wishcasting.

Wishcasting is the act of upping snow totals in the area you live despite radars, models and conditions. The worst thing you can do is wishcast. If you're in rainy NYC and Philly is getting 2 feet of snow, you choke back your anger and congratulate the Philadelphians. What you don't do, is state (on the forums, that is), that snow is headed to NYC, despite it being 40 degrees.

The above reveals that I am somewhat of a weather geek myself. I have special graph paper to track hurricanes (oh yes!) and sneaked in a few meteorology classes in college despite being terrified of the math.

But regardless of the tracking, obsessing and radar reading, today I am just enjoying the white, the quiet and fact that the bigger storm has not yet reached us. Anticipation!

PS. For all other weather geeks, here is where I'll be today: Eastern Weather Forums.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sideoats + scribbles

Ha ha ha ha, I love it! I took a meteorology class in college — one of the hardest classes I ever took, and I was a dual math + computer science major! I was wishing I'd nver signed up towards the end… :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Julia

Amazing! Who knew, you and your hidden talents!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lady Ren

I whole subculture I didn't know existed. I love exploring passion in any form!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sara Ballstaedt

how fun!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lisa –

I agree. I was HARD. And I was in way over my head because I had very little math experience (I was an english major) and lacked the technical foundation.

I made it through somehow.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jodi

i took a meterology class in college, too. it was really interesting, but pretty hard. needless to say, i just took the one.

but i can easily watch the weather channel for hours on end.

i'm sure we'll able be sick of the snow tomorrow, but today, it was just so pretty!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Life Abroad

Your photographs' "Brown and White" theme is beautiful, was it intentional?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Ann Marie

i had no idea what i was missing! love your photos…love your writing! so happy to have found this blog.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sabine

So Larry David is wrong? Weathermen don't make it up so they can have the golf course to themselves? ;)
Your passion for meteorology is freaking cool and fills me with admiration.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Engracia

Hubby and I are weather geeks and we have a few friends like that as well, we LOVE the weather channel. One friend is actually a weather trader (yes weather is a tradeable commodity) at an international bank. We are many us weather geeks.

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