I imagine this day in our local weather is something meteorologists must love. When they stand around the water cooler at work the conversation would really be about the weather.
“Did you see the size of that low pressure system! I haven’t seen anything like that since 2006. “
“How about that forecast of the micro-burst? Was I accurate or what!”
“I knew that storm would track south of the lake and I predicted the rain would fall around six. And what time did it start to fall? Six!”
“Plough wind, southeast Saskatchewan. Need I say more?”
There’d be little chat about politics or television or movies or families. It would be all about the weather. Today the water cooler chat in Ottawa must be very lively. Since the day has dawned today we have had one advisory after the other. Sometimes we have had two advisories at once. First there was the humidex advisory. The temperature plus humidity was forecast to reach +41C. Within an hour or so there was an advisory about the UV rating. It was very high today (first time we’ve had this warning this year). Then came the severe thunderstorm watch which turned into a warning and to cap it off we are now under a tornado watch.
On Monday morning there will be lots to talk about at work around the meteorologists’ water cooler in Ottawa.
I wish they would also issue tomato plant advisories. The six plants I have in the backyard have gone from vertical to horizontal.