Posts in category "weather"
There is an old man on Nantucket Who watched the snow fall by the bucket He lives on the coast ‘Cause he loves the sea most But all he wants now is to duck it
My brain’s electric grid convulses With thousands of febrile impulses. What’s switched on my cerebral cortex? That frigid fiend, the Polar Vortex!
Let me begin by saying I am not Andy Avalos’s agent. I’ve never met him. And in what I write here I have no axe to grind. No parade that needs to escape the rain. Disclaimer out of the way, I can absolutely claim that he is Chicagoland’s coolest weatherman, (iso)bar none! I’m not... Read more »
The following verse came about after I read “12 bad things about summer” on Weather Girl’s ChicagoNow blog ‘Chicago Weather Watch’ It’s absolutely true our summers Occasionally are bummers. But summer’s sins are splinters Compared to the cudgels of winters.
A tornado creates jobs? Think of it. New construction. Insurance claims. Medical and, maybe, psychiatric services too. Well, that might be how some Republicans would see it. If I understand their world view. Everything seems to be about money. Profit. About making offerings on the altar of Mammon. I would rather look at a... Read more »
Born today was Francis Galton. His views on eugenics, some folks may find fault in. But you have to give creds to this brilliant chap For his fingerprint ID’s and first weather map. [Galton's first weather map in the London Times (April 1, 1875) for the previous day] [Galton's portable finger printing kit]
Born today was Christian Doppler. Among weather forecasters, he’s very pop’lar. Without him where would Big Bang be, Or police clocking you on a speeding spree? “A police car equipped for catching speeders is parked alongside a highway. It sends out radio waves that strike vehicles on the highway and are bounced back to a receiver in... Read more »
Born today was Willis Carrier Who made the dog days less adversarier. He invented the AC so him let us hail. Due to him in the heat cooler heads now prevail. [Willis Carrier with his first air conditioner]
Born today: Napoleon Bonaparte Whose war games were consummate art. Of battles, he won quite a few– Except in Russia* and Waterloo. * LA RAISON D’ETRE POUR LA DEBACLE? “Why did Napoleon’s soldiers, victorious in previous battles, falter in the Russian campaign? One of the strangest theories to be advanced can be captured... Read more »
If Spring were a mimic, its impression of Winter would be uncanny so far. Last year we basked in the 80s. This morning my hands froze. The weather guy (or gal) deserves a one-finger salute. Right? At least if you buy into the mindless chatter on the local TV news outlets. They’re always giving a... Read more »