Posts in: Weather

Day 287 of Project 365: Storm prep.

We’ve got a big storm headed our way. I was quite innocent about all of this today but my coworkers kept mentioning stocking up on stuff to last through the weekend so I went to Freddy’s after work. Not pictured: Halloween candy. The wind blew it into my basket! Yeah, yeah, and I got fruit and vegetables and tins of soup and crackers too. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon.

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Day 278 of Project 365: Portland or Scotland?

The weather today has been blustery in between light bouts of rain, and I am missing Scotland something fierce. I wanted to say more on the topic, but I’ve just used my last articulate impulse on mustering my rudimentary Italian to help a new Second Life resident who I discovered crouched on my sofa, dressed like a swashbuckling vampire. I think we may have had a discourse on gender and avatar appearance … but I am likely overestimating my linguistic ability.

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Day 230 of Project 365: Unprepared.

We’re due for a serious heatwave: ... Excessive heat warning in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM PDT Saturday for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascade foothills... including the Portland Metro area and the western Columbia River gorge... I did laundry tonight so that my meager selection of summer clothing is ready to go but I still feel unprepared. Writing from: my cooled-off study.

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Day 163 of Project 365: Zen's weather.

If the weather is warm, Zen likes to sit outside near or in the sunshine. If the weather is not warm, Zen likes to sit inside near or on a heater. If the weather is warm and then cold and then warm and then cold like it was today, Zen gets plenty of exercise alternating between the two. Here she is in her last cycle of the day, beholden to the space-heater.

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Day 41 of Project 365: California dreaming.

It has been unseasonably warm in California. Today it was 70°F and I opted to eat my breakfast outside because what kind of jerk wastes weather like this? I felt like I was on vacation, with my yogurt and my banana and my copy of “The Devil in the White City”. But don’t worry: I suffer from a perennial inability to stay in the present moment, so I immediately felt guilty for feeling so good.

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Whither weather?

With the evil cousin of Hurricane Bawbag rattling at our shutters, here are some links of UK weather-related websites and apps. BBC Weather: An obvious choice for me because I like the design and typography. O, and it's the BBC or something. Met Office UK Weather: The Met Office page isn't as pretty but has lots and lots of maps. (Ditto and Accuweather.) XCWeather: There is a lot of science behind this site.

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Yesterday, FunkyPlaid and I walked downtown on some errands. As we left our flat, we both remarked on the loveliness of the day, blue skies barely clouded, and yet somehow we still managed to get caught in a short downpour on Princes Street. This confirmed my suspicion that Scottish clouds just dip their bellies in blue paint from time to time. Today as I sat and hammered out some metadata at my volunteer post – which was exactly six times more exciting than this sentence sounds – the building shook.

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