I just wanted to take a second to wish everyone a happy weekend! Locals, go play in the snow. I am seriously considering buying a sled and going sledding this weekend, something I haven't done in a very long time. Non-locals, you proabably know that we got another foot and a half of snow on Wednesday. The mid-atlantic region now resembles the planet Hoth, from The Empire Strikes Back.
Happy Valentines Day, do something nice for your wife, girlfriend, or girl/guy you've been crushing on. Carey has ordered breakfast in bed, and I better deliver, if I know whats good for me.
I looked at January weather statistics for Pittsburgh in recent years, as well as the climate forecasts for this year and came up with what I think will be a good forecast for January 1st. This year is the beginning of a La Nina climate cycle, which means average temperatures and slightly above average precipitation for the Pittsburgh area. I'm also taking into account the recent storm activity and the lake effect snows which have been really cranking over the last few weeks.
I'm going to call for high temperatures slightly below freezing, with a stiff wind from the NW (10-12mph). For the game, more clouds than sun, chance of some sort of frozen precipitation, 60%.
I'm thirty something, married, and am in the process of moving from Baltimore to Phoenix. I currently work in IT, but am transitioning to a telecom voice centered role. This blog is my way of sharing that experience.