A Job Shadow’s Perspective

October 13, 2006

Hey everybody! Mark’s letting me post tonight so I thought I would talk about the weather center real quick. Its really complicated in here, there are a bunch of computers.(…of course) They are all routed to do a bunch of different things and its really cool. He even had me press a button for him when he was in another room, my first big task. Don’t laugh at that. As for the weather its a pretty nice system coming in Sunday-Monday. Could be upwards of .75 in the city, of couse that would mean areas in the Coast Range and against the Cascades would see even more. After that sadly,(though Mark says otherwise about the "sad" part) its back to more ridging. Lets hope the models switch to more cool weather soon, wouldn’t surprise me!

Derek Hodges

Mark’s Update:  Derek behaved very well tonight.  Lots of geeking out and no yelling during the weathercast!  By the way, this is how our internships/job shadows work:  Job shadows are a one-day event for a high school student.  An internship is several months long and limited to college students who are majoring in meteorology or atmospheric sciences.  If you’re interested and fill one of those descriptions, send me an email.
Weather maps are sure looking "el nino-ish"  to me, although I’ve never noted a connection between October weather and the following winter.  Either way after Sunday-Monday’s rain, it’s back to ridging and warmer temps again.  Poor Derek and the rest of you are just going to go crazy aren’t you?  Enjoy the big "storm" Sunday!…Mark