The older I get, the more I focus on the weather. Every morning, I check the forecast. I want to know how the day will unfold meteorologically speaking. Then, I check the extended forecast for the days to come.
During the day, if any weather event occurs (wind, rain, sleet or snow), you will find me checking some weather source. I want to see the current radar. I want to watch the radar in motion, both past and future.
I find comfort knowing about the weather. I don’t like weather surprises. I want to be forewarned about snow-covered roads, freezing rain and possible drifting.
The other night as I was getting ready for bed, my husband, who was watching the weather, called out, “There’s a winter storm warning!”
This was unexpected. I thought we had calm weather in the forecast. How could there be a winter storm coming?
I hollered, “Where?”
He replied, “In Maine.”
Exasperated, I countered, “But we live in Wisconsin!”
He said, “I thought you’d want to know.”