Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday Evening Post for Nov 9th, 2019: The Early Chill and Little Ado About Nothing Edition

**This entry was posted November 9th, 2019**

A very large tree at fall peak, 2300 block Bancroft Place NW, Washington, D.C., 3:22 p.m. November 3, 2019


Saturday night.

I'm home tonight watching the MeTV Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night and Red-Eye Sci-Fi Sunday shows. I'm watching Star Trek: TOS as I write his ("The Deadly Years"). I went next door to Fred & Doug's place to watch the Svengoolie-hosted monster movie (It Came From Beneath the Sea), which I watched back in March.

I need to make dinner and I still have multiple loads of laundry to do tonight to include all my bedding.

I went to the gym late this afternoon and got in a nearly full multi-part workout. This followed sleeping in until about 3:15 p.m., which followed a sort of crappy night out last night after work.

First, I went to Union Street Bar where I met Gary and Jeremy. To clarify, I like that place and that part of the night was fine. Next, I went to a few other places (Fox & Hound, DIK Bar, and Exiles), at all of which I had a short, crappy time before walking home.

Fall afternoon, 23rd St and Bancroft Place NW, Washington, D.C., 3:19 p.m. November 3, 2019


It's a cold, still night across the region. It got down to 30F at KDCA this morning -- making it the first "official" freeze of the season for Washington, D.C., proper.

KBWI dropped to 30F also, but it first reached freezing on Nov 2nd with morning low of 32F.

KIAD bottomed out at 27F this morning but it reached 30F on the 2nd in its first freeze of the season.

It appears that the early season polar vortex has ALREADY slipped off the North Pole / out of the high Arctic region and into the North American hemisphere. ("Polar vortex" is a term that makes rightwing Republican Baby Boomer types go batshit crazy.)

GFS/CFSR 1-day average 2-meter temperature anomaly (in Celsius) for the Northern Hemisphere for November 9, 2019 compared to the 1979 - 2000 base period.


While tomorrow is supposed to be partly cloudy and seasonably cool with a high of about 55F, it is supposed to get really cold next week with a high of only about 35F on Wednesday here in D.C. It's part of a sizable early season Arctic outbreak.

GFS 12Z 07 Nov 2019 temperature anomaly for North America valid 1 p.m. EST 12 Nov 2019, as prettied up by Pivotal


Tomorrow is my Sunday free day. What's more, Monday is the Veterans Day federal holiday, which I have off, so that's basically two Sunday free days.

Wealthy house and yard, 2400 block Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, D.C., 3:33 p.m. November 3, 2019


Aydin and I are supposed to meet tomorrow early afternoon and go to lunch -- probably to Georgetown. Then we are going to Fred & Doug's place for our usual Sunday night dinner-and-TV soiree. We usually watch two hilarious episodes of 'Allo, 'Allo!, although sometimes we watch the brilliant series Derry Girls.

OK that's all for now. I'm going to post a Jukebox Saturday Night entry shortly.


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