"There was something horribly depressing, she felt, about watching the weather report. That life could be planned like the perfect summer picnic drained it of spontaneity," wrote Galt Niederhoffer.
I'm a big fan of spontaneity but a slave to my calendar and to-do list. We schedule and plan, but sometimes the weather gets in the way.
My oldest son is getting married at the end of the month up on Gull Lake. I'm hoping for the best. It could be 60F or snowing — or anything in between. The accuracy of a two-week forecast is close to 50-50, the rough equivalent of a coin flip. In the unlikely event my wife is reading this, the forecast is "changeable." Ask me in November.
Exhibit A: Four years ago today the high was 85. In 2002, it snowed at MSP. October can be a manic month, but I still don't see any weather drama. Showers brush the state late Wednesday into early Thursday, but weekend highs surge well into the 70s. Long-range guidance hints at a frost risk late next week.
It's too quiet. I'm waiting for the other shoe (or boot) to drop.