Good morning! It's always fun to do GMC with Bo and Hailey each morning, but sometimes the fun comes in the form of a conference with fellow meteorologists. Such was the case yesterday as I was in Sterling at the National Weather Service office. Every winter and spring we broadcast meteorologists gather to see what's new in the NWS, plus we talk about how we collectively can do a better job of protecting lives and properties. These "meetings of the minds" are also a great chance to talk to fellow colleagues at other shops (stations). You realize very quickly just how small this business really is; I ran into a fellow met from Baltimore who worked with Jed Gamber and a former producer from my Johnstown years!
The forecast is shaping up to be very summer-like later this week. High pressure will build to our south tomorrow meaning sunny skies for the entire Commonwealth. With nothing pushing this high, we can look forward to sunshine through the coming weekend into early next week. We'll also be going through a pattern shift which will allow us to tap into a plethora of warm air. Temperatures this coming weekend will be in the mid 80s - well above normal. Where'd I put those sandals again?
Finally, today is Earth Day across the country. It's a good opportunity to think about ways to be eco-friendly and, as some would say, be good to Mother Earth. If you decide to walk or ride the bike to work, keep in mind you may have a few raindrops to deal with heading home. Enjoy!
Over & out-