A Meditation in Ink: Meditation 12.8.18

A pen and ink doodle meditation in blue and pink and a blurb about weather forecasting and its accuracy. Dear Henry,

I am waiting on Diego.  The storm, not the painter.  It doesn't appear that he will be coming, at least not to NW Arkansas.

It is sort of a letdown, as the previous week has been nothing but warnings regarding the impact of Diego.  School functions have been rescheduled, parades have been canceled and the grocery store has been completely chaotic this week.

I get that Mother Nature has a mind of her own, but, seriously, there must be some science behind this right?  So, I Googled. Here is what I learned:

  • Your local meteorologists should be the most accurate forecasters, as they are the ones who "know" the area.

  • If they are talking about a storm more than a week out, the forecast will be much different than the actual weather event, so don't rely on it to make plans.

  • Realize that if snow/rain totals are included, and the storm is still 48 hours away, those totals are a guess.

  • Finally, a forecast is a prediction.  A prediction is an educated guess.

In other words, unless you have arthritis, you may never really know what's coming.

xoxo a.d.

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