**Updated at 945AM 10/28/2008 Tuesday morning**
Just a brief update (and I really mean it) ...
This fellow was walking just in front of me as I headed to the Dupont Metro along New Hampshire Ave., NW, this morning. He was really attractive in that beautiful (probably straight) guy way I so like but that the Universe (orientation issues aside) would sooner end than he'd be interested in me.
I just finished my water resources management take home midterm. But I still have a big memo to write for my state and local government budgeting class. And I have bunch of urgent assignments at work, but I (more than) half want to quit that job. I don't know how I'm going to get the rest of this stuff done this week.
Bottom line, I probably won't update my blog until Thur - Sat. time frame.
We had an unusual weather day here in D.C. (by our boring standards) with a storm system forming essentially overhead and bringing us about 0.2" of rain -- all totally unforecasted this morning. And with temps. in the low 40s Fahrenheit, it felt distinctly winter like. The forecast was what is known in weather-speak as a big, huge bust -- but of the sort I like.
Here is the NWS radar at Fort Dix, N.J. at 853AM EDT 28 Oct. 2008.
This storm really blew up overnight into a real nor'easter, except its track was a bit unusual -- due north right over New York City and northern New Jersey. The loop of this is quite impressive since it is pinwheeling right over NYC. Bands of lingering precip. are spiraling southward across central PA toward the Baltimore area. DC is probably just beyond any additional precip.
By 8AM, DCA ended up with 0.25" while BWI had 0.42", but only 0.02" fell at IAD. As for NYC, Central Park has had 0.92" so far.
As an aside, had it been 5F to 10F colder (i.e. this had occurred in, say, late Nov. or early Dec.), it would've been a 2 to 4 inch surprise snowfall for DC and a 12" snowstorm for NYC.
A really weird ad for fertilizers (N -- Nitrogen, P -- Phosphorus, and K -- Potassium) I saw on the Metrorail Red Line today heading to Bethesda, Md.
NPK fertilizers, without which the human food supply from its current agricultural acreage would not be able to support even half this planet's six billion people.