What’s My Interest in Weather
Hi, allow me to introduce myself to you. I am George and I love weather. I love watching the weather change and all of the varieties of clouds that we get in our sky.
I have always found thunderstorms to be fascinating. I have for years followed weather forecasts and I have used them to plan events and things in my life.
Here's a Look at What You May Be Missing
What else could I share with you about me and the weather? We have been close friends now for over 50 years. It was in the mid 1960s, that I actually started becoming aware of the weather and how it influences for good and for bad.
I played baseball for fun. I played in the Babe Ruth league and also high school baseball when I got older.
Guess What I Began To Notice
I did notice at times just how miserable cold downpours of rain would affect the school soccer team when they practiced in pouring rain. I also realized that some days they played on a sunny afternoon.
Weather conditions made no difference, it just didn’t matter, they would still play the games that were scheduled in any weather condition.
That was why, even though I liked soccer, I just didn’t like it that well. I couldn’t see myself playing and practicing in rain or snow in the mid to late October games in New York State.
So I thought to myself, baseball usually wouldn’t be played in pouring rain. We certainly never practiced in the rain. So you see weather affected my view of which sport I played.
I Next Learned To Plan Around the Weather
As I moved on in life my next need was to learn the weather better to more efficiently run my lawn care service.
I followed and worked at this occupation for 6 years. It started in 1969 and went on through the lawn growing season in 1975.
I would do my best to get as many accounts completed as I could around rainy days, and thunderstorms.
So I became very good at knowing when the storms were coming and when to pack up and get out of the weather conditions.
So then as I had reached a new level of weather understanding, my occupation took me inside for my work for the next 15 years.
I became a retail store manager and ended up inside malls for 15 years. No weather knowledge was needed there.
I Learned to Plan Around Sunshine and Rain
Then I became a commercial bakery department head in a large grocery store chain. My weather planning juices started flowing again, in order to now be successful, I had to have the rolls, but not too many of them.
It was a balancing act….
I needed to know if it was going to be sunny and warm, or a rainy crappy cooler day outside.
This was a requirement to great hot dog and hamburg roll sales in the Spring and Summer seasons. If I was unprepared it would not go well for me.
You see the one rule in a grocery store is that you must never run out of “HOTs and HAMs” as they would say. If you did you would be answering directly to the store’s general manager.
Excuses were not accepted. So I ordered accordingly to how the weather was projecting out.
I had to order supplies of rolls 4 days away from the delivery. So calculating correctly was VIP.
My Last Major Stand-How Well Could I Work With the Weather
So then my business success became totally hinged on just how well I would work with all of the elements, and patterns of people.
I purchased a bread route. A sales territory where I would get paid each week according to the net sales of products sold into accounts minus the old (stale) products I would need to give credit back to the account, on each delivery.
- great ordering skills
- planning around changes in the upcoming weather forecasts. Events such as periods of days with rain or snow, periods of days with it very sunny would make a difference in sales. Major snow days or major rain events on holiday weekends could make or break sales.
Either I would have a great sell-through or I would either have a shortage of product or an excess of product, neither was a good thing.
Weather Instruments-Use Them to Help You
So I simply wish to help you to realize how much involving weather stations in your life can help you have a better life.
You will be getting help with, planning out golf outings, tennis matches, a day of fishing on a lake, or a day of boating and skiing.
Or how about a growing your garden angle. If you love gardening, or if you love farming and maybe you have a small farmette.
You can depend on the weather stations that are available today, for everyone and anyone to use.
The weather data is incredible that you have available to you. You will have current outside temps, barometric readings, as well as current wind direction and wind speed.
Many of the weather stations also record weather instrument readings as history for your use. Very useful to you. You can help prevent your plants from frostbite, or you will know when its time to add extra water to them.
The line up is very broad and the uses are as broad as well.
You may find yourself as interested as I have been and am today. I write in many different posts the what I have found out information. Served up in easily digestable articles for you.
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