Friday, February 11, 2011

Visit to Cloud Elementary

Millie and I made our way through the slush and snow to Cloud Elementary Friday afternoon. We visited with the 1st graders about clouds, low and high pressure, and showed the big weather balloon that I take to almost every classroom I visit. Millie was happy because the students had a bag of Beggin' Strips as a way of showing their appreciation for her visit. The students presented me with a Cloud Elementary shirt and I was accepted into the Honor Club.

Winter must be wearing thin on most people because when I asked the kids who liked snow, only about 1/4th of the kids raised their hands. That's not very common.

Big changes are taking place in the weather pattern for next week and we will see a shift to the warmer side of things. Afternoon highs in the 60s and 70s look likely by Wednesday and Thursday. Goodbye snow, but will it be back this year? Maybe a little.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow and Bowling

The weather has just been crazy with the 12+ inches of snow that fell over portions of central and southcentral Kansas. Snow everywhere and it will take a little while to melt it off, but this time of the year, bitter cold snaps don't tend to last more than about 4-5 days. A huge warming trend is expected and the rest of February should see milder temperatures. I have a strong feeling we only have one more winter system between now and spring's arrival. But be advised the next chance for a winter storm could come in March and most of us know March storms can be awful.

Millie and I joined up with some other familiar faces from KWCH for Big Brother's Big Sister's Bowl for Kid's Sake last Saturday. Millie didn't actually bowl, but she had fun mingling with kids and adults. She didn't need to bowl last Saturday because she's been bowling her way through snow drifts that are nearly as tall as she is lately.

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