Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rain, And Rumors of Rain

According to an article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers, Pittsburgh has once again taken weather forecast paranoia one step too far. A concert featuring The Birdie Busch and Luka Bloom was canceled at 5:15 this afternoon based on a forecast. Never mind that, as of 1:05 am next day, there's still no rain in sight, and any severe weather is not a possibility until something like 3 am.

The weather map is the current lead story on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

This is a typical Pittsburgh reaction to a weather forecast. I remember one time, before my kids were in school, that there was a forecast for some snowfall, and our school district canceled - not delayed - canceled school on the basis of that forecast. The night before. The following morning, there was not one flake of snow, and, if I recall correctly the skies actually cleared up a bit that day. But that's OK - we took precautions, and that's what counts.

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