It is no secret that citizens of NYC were running around in their underwear today because it was suddenly so “hot” outside. When I got back in the house at around 3:00 PM this afternoon, I posted the following status update on my FaceBook page:
“40 Degrees in NYC: it’s like fucking Florida out there, complete with the swamps!”
Hilariously, Weatherman Matt Ritter of Pennsylvania station WGAL (notice how close that is to “W-G-A-(I)-L”) whom I’ve been friends with for about ten years, managed to work my status update into this evening’s forecast when he makes reference to NYC’s “Heat Wave”! Please check out the “Watch The Latest Storm Team Forecast” video at This Link and start paying attention around the 55 second mark. Awesome! Thanks, Matt, for making my day!
For a couple of years now, I’ve had this great idea for a way to make the morning weather reports much more accurate and fun, which I call “The Coat Report.” Basically, in addition to telling the temperature, the news guy would suggest the most appropriate outerwear to have on when leaving the house, so that you would have the best chance of staying warm and dry in your local region. This is especially tricky on the east coast, where, you know, we have all kids of weird ass weather that you just don’t ever see in places like California.
I love this idea. You know, one day it would be “Today’s Coat Report says wear your leather jacket and take your gloves” or “Today it’s all about the winter coat with full on scarf and hat action.” Something like that would just rule. Today I heard about something that’s almost as good: Umbrella Today. All you have to do it make a quick visit to UmbrellaToday.Com, enter your zip code and in seconds you’ll find out if you need to take your umbrella with you. Awesome!