2010-09-09 15:34:54.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist


There’s that saying, ‘If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait five minutes’. However, waiting five minutes outside today would leave you soaked to bone, shivering and fairly unhappy. The weather has barely changed since the wee hours of this morning. By barely, I mean that thick, wet fog turned to thick, wet fog, with rain, then no rain, then drizzle. It is one of those days that we reserve the right to call gross.

Because our job is the weather, we’re not able to conveniently ignore the unpleasantness that lurks outside our windows, like the rest of the world. We have to confront it, every hour. They (professionals that study the brain and mind I guess) say that confronting a problem will help with finding a solution. Unfortunately, the solution for weather like today includes either daydreaming about the Bahamas, curling up on the couch with a good book or movie and a GIANT cup of hot tea, or simply not getting out of bed. Daydreams about the Bahamas are rudely interrupted as you step outside and the weather literally spits at you. Curling up on the couch and/or staying in bed is usually frowned upon when you’re supposed to be working.

What to do, what to do? Utilize that time honored virtue, patience. How long will we have to wait? At this point, it’s looking like we won’t see Sol until Saturday. That’s convenient because the Observatory is hosting a special even this Saturday: The Sunset Soiree! It’s one of the few times in normal living that eating dessert before dinner is not only acceptable, but also encouraged! Hopefully I’m right and the weather will actually clear by Saturday. There are a few tickets available, so if you want to eat delicious food, have a champagne toast at sunset at the top of New England, visit our website and join us!


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

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