13 Apr, 2014
Spring has (mostly) arrived and yesterday I managed to get Custer and Holly out for a long walk through the local park. During the jaunt I managed to add three more subjects to my color photos project!
Red
Blue
Brown
9 Apr, 2014
Today was a super fun day for me. Two of my close girlfriends that I knew from my days in Monterey gave birth to their first babies! They were 2 weeks apart in expected due date and they managed to both give birth on 4/9/14 - one was 10 days late and the other was 3 days early. Happy Birthday Scarlett and Jake.
23 Mar, 2014
Really!? Are you serious!? Yes folks, it snowed hard Friday morning (3/21/14), and again this (Sunday) morning. Oh, and its 27 F with a windchill of 15 F. That would be acceptable in January, but its nearly April! So. Over. Winter. So is Playdoh.

playdoh
4 Mar, 2014
This Winter, wrapped up in one image.

cold
7 Feb, 2014
Its a sad state of affairs when you see that the outside temperature is 6°F and it doesn't phase you anymore ...
2 Feb, 2014
Gonzo has invaded Northeast Ohio! This was the radar imagery Saturday morning (021/01/14) from Cleveland's NBC station, WKYC. I think someone there has a thing for Gonzo.

gonzo

In other news, now that January has wrapped up, its time to evaluate the month's snowfall. For the most part Lake Erie was frozen, but the strong winds were able to shift the ice pack revealing pockets of moisture that were tapped to aid in the generation of lake effect snow. Akron-Canton airport (CAK) recorded 19" of fresh snow and Cleveland Hopkins airport (CLE) recorded 23" of fresh snow. At both CAK and CLE snow fell on 23 of 31 days! CAK had a stretch of 13 days in a row where snow fell (Jan 15-27). CLE had 14 days in a row (Jan 15-28). For perspective, the averages in January for CLE are 13 days of snow and 19" of fresh snow. The averages in January for CAK are 13 days and 12" of fresh snow. January 2014 easily surpassed the averages.

We'll see what February has in store for us ...
25 Jan, 2014
This forecast is far from warm and fuzzy ...

forecast

... not looking forward to next week. I suspect there will be more broken records.
24 Jan, 2014
You know even meteorologists are sick of the current winter weather pattern when they put out a forecast discussion (which is normally dry and straight forward) that looks like the following:

"LOW PRESSURE IS PROGGED TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA MONDAY WITH A TRAILING COLD FRONT. OR SHOULD I SAY BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC FRONT. THIS MAY BE SOME OF THE COLDEST AIR WE HAVE SEEN ALL WINTER SO FAR AS FLOW COMES RIGHT OUT OF THE NORTH POLE. WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN SNOWY OWLS SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE. THE POLAR BEARS MAY BECOME SNOW BIRDS AND HEAD SOUTH TOO BECAUSE IT IS TOO COLD UP NORTH."

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
918 AM EST FRI JAN 24 2014
21 Jan, 2014
Mike has a damn cool job, I must say. I don't write this to bash the airline world - that was our world for quite some time, too. But Mike's new job is far more fulfilling and meaningful, it seems. Two nights ago he flew a surgeon team down to Houston where they harvested a set of lungs. He then flew surgeon team + lungs back up to Cleveland where the crew transplanted the lungs into one lucky individual. How cool is that?! He has done similar trips, to Detroit and Lexington, KY, but for livers instead of lungs. He has also flown to Kansas City to pick up a lung patient and transport the fellow back to Cleveland for him to get the care he needs. Its pretty cool that Mike is able to make an immediate impact on the lives of people in desperate situations.
KBKL - KHOU
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