Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fall Is Here to Stay

Hello everyone!

Well as we all have seen in the past few days, Fall is definitely here! Chilly temperatures to start the week off, and then a nice warm up that will last the whole week. Fall like temperatures expected, what more could you ask of this season?

I love the temperatures this time of year. Not too hot and not too cold, but that will change sooner then we think! We have already seen snow fall in the high country; very exciting for those who love to ski. I have truly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful Fall pictures viewers have been sending in! Some of them have been unbelievable! Almost unreal! Keep sending them in, please!

With the onset of Fall, comes the beginning of the WxChallenge! The WxChallenge is a forecasting contest UNC meteorologist students participate in. It is a lot of fun and UNC does very well in the contest. The University of Oklahoma hosts the contest. Chris and I are both participating. Good luck Chris! For the rest of the school year we will be forecasting for a given location for a two week period. Our first location for the first two weeks is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. I am praying that there are no hurricanes! We are required to forecast 4 days a week. We have to forecast the high, low, the greatest wind speed reached, and the total amount of liquid precipitation. When snow fall comes, forecasting liquid precip. gets pretty tricky!

With Mike teaching me more and more about forecasting, I am feeling pretty good about this years round of WxChallenge! I have learned so much from Mike so far, and I am not even half way through the semester!

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