Friday, March 30, 2007

Hints and Traces

I have come to hate computer models. I have attended workshops, seminars, and conferences where all that was presented were computer models. Theses models are no more than a prediction of what might happen under certain conditions. The problem is they are only as good as the information entered. What I have found is this information is generally entered by someone who rarely leaves the research station or office. Because of that, some of the models have been way, way off the mark.

A few days ago, I listened to the news and according to one station, their ‘computer model’ indicated we would get “a trace” of snow. Another station said their computer model forecasted just “a hint” of snow. Even listening to them, I thought what is a trace and a hint?

It snowed just as they predicted. I now know that a trace and a hint equals six inches of wet, heavy snow.

On the positive side, it is a Spring snow. When the sun comes out this “hint and trace” will be gone in a matter of hours.


Blogger Raggedy said...

The flowers look cold.
They predicted snow here but we got rain instead. We have some overland flooding because the frost has not even begun to thaw yet.
We don't have any signs of spring yet like flowers or buds or anything.
Have a wonderful Weekend!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I saw where you might get some snow and thought about you and how much you would enjoy it! Does that help any? Probably not!!

It's been great here. Definitely front porch sitting weather.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I hate snow this time of year here in Ne. It can sometimes lead to stories told many years later. Heavy,wet,deep you know the routine. Let it melt. Do Not Shovel.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

It has been rather nice here.

Did you get your concrete poured? Scragend is pouring concrete in our yard today.

Take care xx

and I am sorry about the blasted snow. I hope spring is around the corner.

10:48 AM  

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