Want a better distraction than Pokemon Go? Here for your delight and pleasure is this perfect summer day.
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) July 14, 2016
What does Pokemon Go have to do with the weather?
Pokemon Go is a mobile virtual reality game you play outside. It's fun, players may say, if they bother to look up from their phones. This is the new reality. Everything they need is on their phones--breaking news and weather, too.
Weather is real reality--it's rain and wind, and blizzards in January, heat and humidity of July. Weather is sweat and thunder, floods and power outages. Weather connects us; it affects all our lives.
And weather reminds us that we are part of the natural world, and we share this world with countless living creatures.
Months from now, will people have a new distraction? Will they remember this summer day?
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