Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Weather So Nice You Can Grill the Turkey Outside This Year!
I am certainly in the holiday spirit thanks to the great turkey poem sent in by Kandy Teel of Chalmers. Usually I show weather conditions and pictures from my weather watchers but Kandy's poem was so good and really told the weather story I had to put it in my main weather show last night. Thanks Kandy! You are a poet and don't even know it! I have already given Tom the turkey a meteorological pardon since he has been in my show for a good part of the last week and our loyal viewers have really becoming attached to him as you can tell in the poem above. The Ground Hog may have some competition this year and the woolly worm is old news compared to Tom! What is really exciting is that we are expecting our warmest weather in nearly two weeks the next couple of days with finally some slightly above average high temperatures. We could be near 50 on Thanksgiving so you can even fire up the grill for grilled Turkey. Only one out of every three Thanksgivings on average get this warm so take advantage of it.
Who would have thought our weather here at home would be nicer than southern California where they could see mudslides and over an inch of rain. That moisture will have to be watched closely by late weekend and early next week as it will try to sneak up on us and interact with some colder air that will move in on Sunday. So as always our weather team will not let our guard down. Any snowfall should be light but I have seen this change in a heartbeat over the years with subtropical moisture associated with cut-off low pressure systems. They can be sneaky and make meteorologists look like turkeys this time of year so at least you have been warned. We will just watch it closely for now.
Our chief blogger Justin New is making sure our weather blog stays busy in this brief lull to our weather and sent in a very interesting picture of Tuesday's sunset. The sky here in Indiana is always filled with so much to see even in a tranquil pattern. You can pick out what looks like a cross in the sky over Lafayette last night. It is a good reminder of the many blessings each of us have in our lives. I know I feel like I walk around with two guardian angels watching after me. This certainly helps me through some of those tough Indiana forecasts that throw everything at you at once. You can also say the picture looks like an "x". The "x" certainly stands for excellent weather on the way. The contrail clouds never cease to amaze me with the different shapes they can make. How you interpret them....well the sky is the limit!
You will have to check back here on the blog for some interesting Thanksgiving recipes you may want to try. I will post Julie's outstanding new pumpkin pie recipe and much more. Be safe running those errands and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!