A Few Goals & Vacation Time

August 14, 2009

junkI have one last week of vacation to use next week, which means I won’t be back posting on here until the 24th.  Although Drew or Rob may post in my absence.  

I just realized that my “goals” are due.  It’s one of those really annoying business things where we set goals for the upcoming year and then see how we did next summer.  You know,  “I will exceed our customer’s expectations during the upcoming fiscal year”.   Since the system appears to be down for now, how about 3 weather goals instead?

1.  A good windstorm.  I’d like to see widespread gusts 70-85 mph here in the Western Valleys…well forecast of course so that no one gets hurt.  Needs to start about 11am so we have lots of prep time leading up to it and it’ll pretty much be over by late afternoon.  Then you get the maximum effect; really good video and we can see what’s going on with the daylight.

2.  A quick 2 day snowstorm during the upcoming El Nino winter…maybe 12″ in the city and 24″ in the western Gorge.  Similar to the January 1998 storm.

3.  A deep freeze without any snow.  Low temps in the single digits in the outlying areas for at least 3 days, plus at least 5 days with highs only in the 20-25 degree range.  Sunshine on top of that as well would be nice.  We’d probably need a good 4″ or so of snow cover to get that done.

4.  April/May:  5 sunny days in the 70s each week, followed by 2 rainy days in the 50s…continue pattern for 2 months.

That should do it.  Hopefully it’s not too much to ask for???

I put the 7 Day forecast up here…we’ll see how far off the forecast is by the time we get to the middle of next week!

Chief Meteorologist – Mark Nelsen