It came via Twitter early today.
@JRRN27 @geofffox Hey Geoff, bet you don’t miss this snow!!!! –
It’s true. I don’t.
And there lies the rub.
Will I piss off old friends if I talk about the weather too much?
Roll down the window put down the top
Crank up the Beach Boys baby
Don’t let the music stop
We’re gonna ride it till we just can’t ride it no more
>From the South Bay to the Valley
>From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day
– “I Love LA” Randy Newman
We were in the eighties today. Even now, at 7:30 pm it’s 64°. Three of the next seven days are forecast over 70°. Six of seven will beat 60°.
Like most people who’ve moved, Helaine and I keep track of what’s going on elsewhere. The Internet makes that easy. I’ve been watching the cold and snow where my sister and folks live near Milwaukee and this weekend’s weather in Connecticut.
Snow is not a singular event. It takes different skills to navigate it at different stages.
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION WERE IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S…AND WILL FALL TO BELOW FREEZING THIS EVENING. ANY STANDING WATER ON AREA ROADWAYS WILL BEGIN TO FREEZE AS THE TEMPERATURE FALLS. PATCHY BLACK ICE WILL BE LIKELY…ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY AND UNTREATED ROADS…WITH SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.
USE CAUTION IF DRIVING THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BE ALERT FOR AREAS OF ICE. – NWS Forecast Office Upton, NY
Better forecasting has changed how people deal with snow. Years ago snow was often a surprise. The exact accumulation might be off, but a forecast of snow today is nearly always followed by actual snow!
If you’re scared of driving in snow, you no longer have to! You can plan ahead. That’s taken a lot of people off the road in storms.
More snow is likely early Tuesday in Connecticut. It will be light, but of a long duration. That means additional inches turning dirtying snow back-to-white!
SoCal residents have little tolerance for any deviation from sunny and 70°s. It’s funny to see people in winter coats when it’s in the fifties. Scarves too.
My daughter confessed she enjoyed the last rainy day. It was a change from the monotony of blue skies.
I will resist, but I can see how that happens. It’s only rained parts of five days since we arrived in late June.