Weather Watch

June 15, 2013

Learning from Dad to love weather

My father and our agrarian neighbors often spoke in “weather almanac.” They talked about average rainfall or high and low temperatures that were expected on a certain day. If it was early in the year, they attempted to predict the last morning freeze before they planted their gardens with the hope of ripened tomatoes by the Fourth of July. They told stories about the great floods in 1964 that ravaged Northern California, or the record rains in 1969. I was intrigued.

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