Saturday, April 9, 2011


Earlier this week, I glanced quickly at the forecast, and moved on in exasperation: every day was predicted to top out in the low to mid-fifties, with overcast skies and showers. This has been a cold, wet "spring" to the extent that it feels more like typical winter weather.

So yesterday's weather took me by very pleasant surprise: it was almost completely clear all day, with a few gorgeous, cottony cumulus clouds to highlight the bright blue sky, temperatures forged into the lower 60's, and sunshine... lovely, warm, bright, toasty sunshine!

It was glorious.

Of course it was too good to last, with overcast (though still fairly warm over the weekend) today and rain forecast for tomorrow, then cooler and wet through next week. I'm not complaining; it was nice while it lasted, and I'm sure in a few months I'll be sniveling about the heat.

The Oregonian's weather staff is not one to miss an opportunity for a nice bit of acerbic wit, though, and I for one feel quite appreciative of their efforts.Followup: Check out the chart under the above headline and photo- it shows quite well how dreary it has been for the last month and a half.


Dana Hunter said...

That captures the essence of living in the Pacific NW perfectly!

Lockwood said...

Like I said, The Oregonian's weather staff often makes me smile, but I thought they outdid themselves with this headline. I agree: Perfect!

Phil said...

It was gorgeous.
I was up and down from the fifth floor of the Kerr building most of the week putting in new cubicles and desks, nine thousand pounds worth.
Yesterday was beautiful.
Thankfully, we got done about noon so I could actually enjoy the weather.
I meant to ask you about what I think is a cinder cone sticking out in the valley above Halsey/Brownsville.
Is that what it is? It looks too symmetrical to be tectonic.
Been wondering about that since I was a kid.
On another front, I found this to be quite interesting,

I am just an old mechanic but have always had an interest in Geology , Anthropology and Astrophysics.
Thought that article might be of interest to you.