Hello, and welcome to Chicago Weather Watch, a blog about life and the weather in Chicago.
As I write this, weather is happening everywhere. We live in a world of weather. It affects everything from the stock market to airline schedules to the numbers of violent crimes.
We live in changing weather, here. That's one thing we all have in common! Whoever we are, whatever we do, we share this weather. We talk about it, too--in elevators and at bus stops, we comment on the weather. We're all weather-watchers, here, and the real meteorologists are held in high esteem. Tom Skilling has over 26,000 followers on Twitter, and yes, I'm one of them.
Forecasts really matter. What's the weather like, today? We need to know what to expect. We need that five-day forecast, and long-range projections if possible. It's a glimpse of the future, even if it could change at any moment.
Our weather has history, too. There are meteorological records of seasons past, blizzards and heat waves, rainfall, average temperatures. We have our personal measurements of these numbers. Remember that heat wave of 1995? How about Snowpocalypse (or Snowmageddon) of 2011?
Yes, it's personal, here. Each of us has our own memories of falling snow, a spring day, a summer afternoon, a blue October sky.
Weather is time moving through us. We are living in it, alive here, now.
Really, that's just the beginning. This blog will evolve and change with the weather and the seasons. I am so happy to share this weather with you. I hope you will share your own weather experiences, too. Your questions, comments and suggestions are much appreciated.
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