Weather Whining

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Day 4 without seeing the sun and, as you can see to the left, the forecast looks pretty grim for the next ten days. We didn't have our U6 soccer game yesterday, which makes two games in a row canceled for the Stars. This is much like last spring, where Rhiannon's U8 team played got in most of their practices and games, while the U6 Stars missed a majority of their schedule. Weird.

Of course, I can't overemphasize just how big a chunk of salt to take a 10 day forecast with, but that doesn't make it any less depressing. I remember reading something about the miserable accuracy forecasters have beyond about 48 hours. I think that is especially true during the spring here, as they just can never predict how long the rain will last. It got so bad that the business owners on Cape Cod asked the local stations to stop predicting the weekend's weather on Monday or, indeed, any time before Thursday. Because if they predicted rain, even if it didn't rain, business dropped precipitously (pun intended).

But it still makes the over all feel for the day to be oppressive. Everything just has that extra edge, and everyone is just a little more prickly. I hear the sun is supposed to be out up in Burlington, Vermont, which is a very pretty little city. If it weren't for the fact it is Mother's Day this Sunday, I would seriously suggest taking a drive up there, if only to see the sun for a bit. I blame my parents, as the same thing happened last year when they got back from their annual sojourn to Florida. It rained and rained and rained. The have a nice little place on a lake up in Maine, and it practically got flooded out. So far, the rain hasn't been steady, just a gray, overcast, drizzle. Yech.

And to make the day even more depressing, the Red Sox had a 3-0 lead, with Curt Schilling on the mound, and ended up getting thumped by the Yanqui Devils 7-3. Not a pretty game at all. It was one that got away, for sure. At least my favorite team left in the NHL playoffs, the Oilers, won their game 3-2 in triple overtime, to bring the series to 2-1 in favor of the San Jose Sharks and a battle of ex-Bruins Thornton, McLaren (Sharks) and Samsonov (Oilers). I made it to the end of regulation, which was after 12:30am. I wish I could've stuck around to the end, but that's probably another hour and half of hockey.

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Well, I like the rain, but I wish it would rain more in the warm weather when you can throw open the windows or go on the the porch and enjoy it. Instead we get cold rainy days in springtime, which are hard
even for me to love, and droughts in the summer. and yeah, good point
about the long-range forecasts.

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Myself, I prefer snow to rain, even warm rain. But yeah, I don't think weather gets any worse than upper 40s and a hard drizzle, with a stiff wind.

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