Friday, October 16, 2009

Cold & Snowy

Before I begin, it is important that I set the scene. My Dad is a weather fanatic. He loves weather and always seems to know when the high/low pressure systems are coming, the dew point, and can call most weather patterns before they happen. People write on his FB wall asking what the weather will be or if it will snow.

What did this mean growing up? My Dad's passion for weather made for some fun experiences for three little girls. I remember a few times when we would go to sleep on a school night and he would then wake us up at 1am because we got 6 inches of snow and definitely weren't going to school the next day. I have this incredible memory of being young and playing with my dad in the snow... at 1am. He would also sit out on his car or the porch playing his guitar while watching a thunderstorm roll in. And, please, let's not forget his lifelong dream to go to to the beach during a Cat. 4 hurricane. He was disappointed in the relatively quiet hurricane season (for the sake of weather, not destruction, of course). And just recently have him and Jeff decided they're going to chase tornadoes. Oh my word.

I got an email from him this morning saying that all the weather guru's ("including the best forecaster Joe Bastardi from Accuweather") say it's going to be a snowier and colder winter than usual! Awesome! :)

1 comment:

Allison said...

Yes.. I have memories of you guys and your dad throwing snowballs at our house in the middle of the night or very early morning.