Sharing the Heat
2012-03-20 23:05:38.000 – Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Sunrise on the first day of Astronomical Spring.
There were two big noteworthy things for today: our temperatures and a new website feature. The first should come as no surprise that we have broken yet another daily record. As of this writing, the high for the day today is looking like 49F. But, this isn’t official until just after midnight, but it’s broken no matter what. And, so far it is looking like our overnight low tonight should remain higher than tomorrows high breaking that record early and building on it over the day. So, that is three new records over the past three days with more on the way. And surprisingly, most of those records being broken by the overnight lows. Depressing, especially since I was doing my weekly weather forms check today and was reminded that it was less than a week ago that we were getting snow. I’ve been enjoying the heat but it is bitter sweet since I love snow and all the fun it can bring. And seeing it melt of far faster than I ever imagined, it’s depressing. Since this is a sore subject with me, I’m not going to dwell on this anymore, so let’s move on.
The other big news is on our website and is actually at the bottom of this very comment. Under the posters name, you will see we have added a Facebook ‘Like’ button and a ‘Send’ button into the mix. While we know there are several social media sites out there now and days and many options to share information with, for the time being, these methods (in addition to our RSS feed) are the ones to choose from if you want to share our comments with friends or family for one reason or another. In the future, we will work towards adding other sharing options but for now, I think this is a good start. And what is even cooler is the fact that these sharing options are available all the way back through all the comments. So if you find something from 2007 written by former weather observer Jim Salge, Neil Lareau, or any of the other awesome people I have worked with over the years, you can ‘like’ or ‘send’ their stories as well. So, give it a try at some point and hopefully you like this new feature as much as I do.
Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist