"Al Sleet here, the hippy dippy weatherman, with all the hippy dippy weather, man. Brought to you by Parson's Pest Control. Do you have termites, waterbugs, and roaches? Well, Parson's will help you get rid of the termites and waterbugs and help you smoke the roaches. Ehh...the temperature at the airport is 88 degrees, which is stupid, man, cause I don't know anybody who lives at the airport. Now if you'll take a look at our national weather map, you'll see that we don't have one. So try and picture last night's map in your mind. Remember all the letters and lines, and all them little numbers. The weather's dominated by a large Canadian low, which is not to be confused with a Mexican high. "

Tonight's forecast:
Dark. Continued dark tonight, followed by partly light in the morning.


Sometimes, when the temperature is around the 40 degree fahrenheit mark, it can still snow. WHY? You can't rely on the ground temperature only. You must also consider the temperature of the air above you. Sometimes (especially during March and April) there can be a layer of very cold air several thousand feet above you. As the atmosphere warms, this cold layer of air becomes increasingly unstable, which eventually causes some form of the precipitation. If at the higher altitudes it is below freezing, the precipitation falls as snow. Near the ground, there might be a very shallow layer of warmer-than-freezing air. As the snowflakes descend through the warmer air, they don't have enough time to fully melt; instead they turn into very large snowflakes (sometimes the size of silver dollars!) In such very special conditions, you can have a snow fall, even if your backyard thermometer is reading well above freezing. - Farmer's Almanac


Tree crickets are called the poor man's thermometer because temperature directly affects their rate of activity. Count the number of chirps a cricket makes in 15 seconds, then add 37. The sum will be very close to the outside temperature!

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How to predict weather in Seattle:

If you can see Mt Ranier, it's going to rain. If not, it already is.

The average number of snow producing storms in a year is 105.
A typical storm will have a snow-producing lifetime of two to five days and will bring snow to portions of several states.