The WTF: Weather Gobsmackage

Barb Taub

The dog has been out making doggie-angels in the snow, and is busy dripping all over the living room rug (the only actual good one in the house). It's been a strange, late winter here in Scotland. Just a week ago, I brought in the last of the roses. The geraniums in the window boxes are still blooming, despite the snow. In her blog post on Naming Storms in Britain and Ireland, my ever-entertaining fellow expat, Ellen Hawley, talks about the political and social comparisons of named storms in the US and UK. It reminded me of a weather post from a few years ago. Enjoy!It’s been a strange, late winter here in Scotland. Just a week ago, I brought in the last of the roses. The geraniums in the window boxes are still blooming, despite the snow. The dog has been out making doggie-angels in the snow, and is now busily depositing gallons of melting slush and eau d’wet-dog all over the living room rug (the only actual good one in the house).
In her blog post on Naming Storms in Britain and Ireland [here], my ever-entertaining fellow expat, Ellen Hawley, talks about the political and social comparisons of named storms in the US and UK. It reminded me of this weather blog I posted a few years ago. Enjoy!

Weather and politics. It’s all local.

When I first moved to Chicago, I was too young to appreciate The First Law of Local Weather: no matter where you move, the natives have never seen this kind…

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