Ed Schweppe (edschweppe) wrote,
Ed Schweppe

What do we mean by "wait-a-minute weather"?

My local National Weather Service forecast for this afternoon:
Rain likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

My local National Weather Service forecast for this evening:
A slight chance of snow between midnight and 4am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

That's a forty-seven degree swing in less than one day. (In degrees Fahrenheit, which is just over twenty-five degrees Celcius, if that's your local scale.) Even for around here, that's pretty damn extreme.

(Meanwhile, between the warmth and the rain, we're getting holes in our snowpack, again. Sigh.)

Originally posted at http://edschweppe.dreamwidth.org/166116.html - comment wherever you please.
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