Saturday February 21st 2015
Not in the least
certain what might be happening outside. It could be
rain, it could be freezing rain, or it could be sleet.
Of the options available, the obvious one of actually
going outside to more precisely determine the nature of
the precipitation has been tried several times and still
none the wiser.
For the professional
weatherman this is not forecasting weather, it's what's
called "Nowcasting." A new word that suggests to me at least
that the weather professional get's into his gum boots, puts
on a coat and goes outside into his car parking area, maybe
has a cigarette, then reports back. And there's something
very nice about knowing that I too engage regularly in "Nowcasting."