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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Rain today, snow on the way

The mild temps have been nice... but they will not last long.  I have a few outdoor projects that need wrapped up soon.  Building some window valances for a friend and then also building a shoe/gear rack for all my outdoor stuff.  Waiting on materials for the valances to assemble them.  I'll share some photos when I finish it. 
We are in for a wet Wednesday, today. We have some steady rain moving up the I-71 corridor for the morning and we will see steady rain for the morning through midday today. Then the afternoon, evening, and overnight rain will be in pockets, so rain from time to time later today. Most of Central Ohio will see around 1" of rain with lower rainfall totals for Southern and Eastern Ohio. Temps will slowly climb from around 40 through the day and we will likely see our high temp of 55 later this evening. We could also see a few heavier pockets of rain and the chance for some lightning and thunder. By tomorrow, Thanksgiving, we remain cool with morning temps around 50 and only warming into the mid 50s. We will remain cloudy with a few light rain showers possible. Clouds break up more on Friday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 50s again. A weak cold front Friday night will swing through and drop our highs to around 50 for Saturday and Sunday. Mix of sun & clouds for the weekend.
More rain likely Sunday night with our next weather maker. There are two players with our next system. We have an area of low pressure coming up from the Gulf and a strong cold front swinging in from the Plains. So there are a few variables at play like speed of each system and intensity of the cold and low. Right now two out of the three models agree that we get rain arriving Sunday night and then we see falling temps Monday and rain changes to snow showers then a lingering low continues our snow Monday night into Tuesday with a shovel-able amount of snow likely by Tuesday PM and Wednesday. The other model shifts the storm farther west and we stay warmer Monday into Tuesday and by the time the cold air arrives the most of the moisture is gone and we are just cold and drier. Stay tuned and have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Monday, November 23, 2020

Back to the "Stay at Home" routine

Good morning!  Been limiting my running due to back issues, but no running hasn't fixed much so I did go out for a soggy 7.5 mile run in the rain yesterday.
With the new stay at home advisory it is like we are going back to the beginning of the COVID quarantine.  So that means trying to entertain the kids.  We made a list of fun things to do and Summer has been wanting to play card games.  War is an easy game they can play and Summer understands it enough to help Evan as well.  We will get to poker in a few weeks(years).
The stay-at-home routine also means getting stuff done around the house, like organizing the basement. We had some smaller metal shelves and a random assortment of cardboard boxes. So we found a deal on some totes and I built a shelf to perfectly fit the totes. This allows us to see everything and stack it all efficiently. I have a few more woodwork projects in the coming weeks as well. I am particularly excited to make a "gear shelf" for all my running stuff.
I also have been busy as well with Balm by Buck.  The holiday sale goes through Cyber Monday if you are interested. 
Chilly weather for a couple days then we warm up midweek with rain returning. We may see a sprinkle today, but generally cloudy and chilly with a breeze out of the west. The clouds break up a little later today and our highs will be in the mid 40s. With partial clearing tonight we will fall to around 30 for the low with frost likely by Tuesday morning. More clouds kick in Tuesday and a stray shower possible with highs in the mid 40s again. We have a push of milder air on Wednesday and we warm into the mid 50s with rain moving in and a brisk wind. Rain likely most of Wednesday PM. We stay "mild" with overnight lows in the mid 40s Wednesday night as rain starts moving out. We may see a little lingering rain on Thursday, but we will be drying out with highs still in the mid 50s. We continue to stay in the 50s on Friday and partly cloudy skies. Our highs cool down more, into the upper 40s, for the weekend. More rain moving in later in the weekend and then even colder air kicks in next week. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael


Thursday, November 12, 2020

It's been a while... too long of a while...

Y-ello! I have been trucking along.  Busy as ever.  Two kids, work, side gig (Balm By Buck), and there is barely any time left in the day for sleep.  I was working from home, but now back at the station.  I have been running as well.  The kids were at Dawn's parents' this weekend and I spent the day in the woods and took my water filter to avoid doing a water drop. Fun times.
Halloween was a lot of fun with the kids.  A little rainy so we did clear ponchos, but we had a lot of fun.  Evan went as a guard from the Wizard of Oz and Summer was Glinda. 
I took the kids to the zoo as well recently.  They love it there and they do a great job at social distancing.  I am interested to see how Zoo Lights goes.
Good Thursday morning! We have some patchy light fog this morning, but that will clear out for mostly sunny skies today and we warm into the mid 50s. So temperatures back to normal after breaking record high temps earlier in this week. We will be mostly clear to start the night then partly cloudy by daybreak tomorrow with a weak disturbance. Clearing in the afternoon for more sun and highs in the lower 50s for Friday. More clouds Saturday with highs in the upper 40s with a slight chance for rain, mainly later in the day. More rain showers Saturday night into Sunday with a push of warmer air and we warm into the upper 50s on Sunday with a brisk breeze. Then a cold front sweeps through during the day and cooler temps rushes in for early next week. Mix of sun & clouds early next week with highs in the mid 40s. A couple models are trying to bring a clipper system through the Great Lakes on Tuesday, but these typically pull farther north than models suggest, so keeping Tuesday at only a 10% chance of precip right now. Enjoy the sun today and have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

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