Uncertainty laces my life, giving it sufficient gravitas to be compelling,

like the early-exiting-littler-than expected Juno.*

“Forecasting,” says NOAH, is “subject to error,

especially if we’re on the edge of a heavy precipitation shield.”

(Weather talk!)

So, as with life, forecasts are fraught with uncertainties,

w/ this exception:

human-induced climate change warmed the oceans that fueled this blizzard.

For certain.

PATTY

*Watch the bombogenesis youtube.

Blizzard of Words: I’m blown away by my new word of the day: “Bombogenesis;” which leads me to a juxtaposition, er, confluence (as the weather guys say) of cold air, moisture, & high and low pressure systems. Symmetry in motion. Will this be the weather for sure? Nope. Hey, this is forecasting, as in predicting? Have you tried forecasting your life? How’s that working for you? (A 420 character 9-line poem)

6 thoughts on “Blizzard of Words: I’m blown away by my new word of the day: “Bombogenesis;” which leads me to a juxtaposition, er, confluence (as the weather guys say) of cold air, moisture, & high and low pressure systems. Symmetry in motion. Will this be the weather for sure? Nope. Hey, this is forecasting, as in predicting? Have you tried forecasting your life? How’s that working for you? (A 420 character 9-line poem)

    1. Let me help you…paraphrase at will. I love this word! I hope winter 2015 is not an endless bummer.:)
      “A major storm is expected along the East Coast early in the week. The Washington area might be spared, but the mere suggestion that a meteorological “bombogenesis” — some are calling it a potential “snow bomb” — could result in another round of heavy snow here is further evidence that winter 2013-14 was an endless bummer.”
      —J. Freedom du Lac, “D.C. warms up to spring,” The Washington Post, March 22, 2014

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      1. I’ve tucked “Bombogenesis” in with “Polar Vortex.” 🙂 (They think they’re at a cushy hotel what with all the attention I’m giving them.)
        Patty
        PS It won’t be an endless bummer. (But I HAVE detected a leak in OUR ancient above ground pool; if you remember, it’s 38 feet long and 4 feet deep and does the trick with grandkids and me on those hot summer days. Right now because it’s so cold the escaping water is bubbling out through stalagmites and stalactites of ice (I discovered it when I was out in the blizzard refilling the feeders. For a while I couldn’t imagine what was bubbling!!); but I can see that I’m going to need to get this remedied so that it won’t be an endless bummer of a summer. Not to worry says Tim Considine fixer of all things related to Patty’s eccentric pool. He says we can probably get away with just a (put in a noun related to liner, strut, leader, motor, filter, support, patch, etc.). In the meanwhile it’s all subdued and hidden out there amidst the drifts and white-out.
        Patty

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    2. The place to work a word like that into a conversation is at the gym. I mean, if the sweating neighbor isn’t hooked up with earphones, eventually weather emerges as something the two of you can bloviate about. It sure beats pushing yourself so as to actually get a workout.
      🙂
      Patty

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        1. Truth to tell? I am entertaining myself and flexing the gray matter. The blog is a little like flossing my teeth, but it’s flossing my mind, a metaphor which I see someone has already stolen from me and made a mint with–mind floss publications?
          Patty

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