I hope your Father's Day weekend has been going swimmingly :-)
By the way... I want to encourage you to check out the blog post I put up yesterday regarding the severe weather event we just went through. I just finished fixing the coding-- and am a little annoyed it took so long :-)
I'd put in here some sort of bla-bla about Father's and Father's Day and all that, but I'm a little biased, being a dad to four kids of my own ;-) But, I do have to say that I really appreciate my own father worked hard to support my burgeoning desire to be a meteorologist when I was really young (like, say, 5 years old). There had been no instance or impetus of this in my family before, so it really must have been out of left field. I know in my own mind that when I see my kids want to be princesses and Spider-mans at the same age that I wanted to be a weather-man I feel like jumping in and suggesting they find a career choice more sustainable or realistic. I suppose my dad could have done the same thing, but he didn't. I really think he truly felt that I could do anything I put my mind to and be that one person in however-many that actually could 'make it'. There was no basis for this confidence, other than how a father loves his son. I remember the tireless hours he spent "helping" me out on science projects and coming up with ways to work my interest in weather into the things I was learning about in school (it's not like we had 'weather' as a class back then). It's to the point now that I'm near-afraid at the amount of work that lies ahead for me as a Father when it comes to "helping" my children with their school work ;-)
But, he could have tried to counsel me into something else, knowing that becoming a TV Weatherman might as well have had the same odds as a professional ball-player. And, certainly that would have been a wise and respectable move. Somehow he modeled the right balance of actively nurturing my developing passions while at the same time being ready to shift-tracks if I ever dabbled into anything else. It really is amazing to think about in retrospect, because as fathers we're all sort-of just fumbling around as child-rearing happens and comes at you fast. I am grateful.
Okay, so what about that Father's Day weekend weather..? We're off to a good start. High pressure is directly overhead, which will maximize the sunshine overhead today, but also inspire some early fog in the valleys.
|HPC - Surface Map - Saturday Afternoon|
That June sunshine will be good to scour out any valley fog pretty early on, so morning golfers should be able to see right down the fairway by the fourth hole. The rest of the day will be sunny with highs sneaking into the mid-80s. Take along the sunscreen if you're going to be outside for a prolonged time, and make sure your hit up some hydration regularly.
By Sunday, the storm system seen above in the Northern Plains will be marching across the Ohio Valley. We'll have a good day for a while, but by afternoon you should keep your eye to the western sky again as some showers approach.
|NAM - Sunday Morning||NAM - Sunday Afternoon|
The prospects for thunder in the mix looks good, but I wouldn't put this above a garden-variety scenario at this point. I know there's going to be a lot of lawn-mowing this weekend, growing conditions have been primo with our showers coming at a good regularity. [Of course, some of us have actually had way too much rain, and the backyard has been virtually submerged a time or two].
Sunday afternoon's showers is the pre-cursor to another wet start to the week ahead. Expect to keep those umbrellas out through Monday and Tuesday.
|HPC - Rainfall Projections - Through Wednesday|
It looks like we're going to head into the Summer season without much of a drought-worthy foundation. Not Bad. :-)
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Have a great day everyone!