Is it sewing weather?

Mr.Weather

Some of you might say ANY weather is sewing weather, but some of us Seattle-ites like to take advantage of every sunny moment to get outside. Do you check the weather forecast to decide which days or time of day you sew? I do! I can’t always time it perfectly, but I at least consider weather when planning my sewing week.

Enter Mr. Weather on Capital Hill. If there is one thing I can really appreciate it, it is a geek. And Mr. Weather is a TOTAL weather geek. In the best possible way of course. 😉

SewMaris: Mr. Weather, what made you first get interested in weather?
Mr. Weather: I worked in chemical sales for nearly 40 years, and I flew around the country on a weekly basis. Since I traveled so much, I was always interested in what the weather was going to be like at my destinations.

SewMaris: I didn’t even know a regular type citizen could evenbuy a weather station! I thought they were only for TV and radio stations.
Mr. Weather: No, not at all. You can buy a very basic station that just gives you the the temperature and wind speed, and that was the first kind of weather station I had when we lived in Illinois. Then in 2010 my wife bought me a new system which is WAY cooler, very small (see pix above!), and transmits all the data wirelessly directly to my computer.

SewMaris: Wow. Too cool! What do you like most about weather and your station?
Mr. Weather: I love the technology of it. I guess I am kind of geeky, because I love linking the station to my computer.  (yep, that counts as high-geek-dom, Mr. Weather. 🙂 )

SewMaris: Well, what’s next for the Mr. Weather station on Capital Hill?
Mr. Weather: The next step is to add an outdoor webcam, and then a live webcam. That will be REALLY cool!

There you have it, dear readers. Mr. Weather is as geeky about weather as I am about sewing. And I check his update every day while drinking my morning coffee. From one geek to another, thanks for sharing, Mr. Weather!

Happy sewing!
Maris Olsen

4 Responses to Is it sewing weather?

  1. Jane says:

    We need a link to his website! I guess I’ll just “bing” it…

  2. Ashley says:

    I took a meterology (geo-physics, actually) class in college and loved it! Been a weather geek ever since. Don’t have my own weather station, but I lust after them. Cliff Mass is a superstar to me. (http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/) And I check out the UW Probabilistic forecast: http://www.probcast.com Annnd I look at the map of really local temps frequently with the Weather Underground (http://wunderground.com) That’s a site where folks with weather stations like Mr. Weathers’ hook them up to the net and share the info with the rest of us, so you can check out the weather in your neighborhood — assuming you have a weather geek in your ‘hood. (I bet Mr. Weather is in there.)
    (Weather becomes a bit more important when you’ll be out in it in a wheelchair. Although I always have my 2 yards of waterproof ripstop nylon with me to cover my legs & feet, just in case.)

    And “perfect sewing weather?” To me it’s a day much like today: “cozy” weather — a little cool, maybe drizzling. IOW, a perfect day to be inside.

  3. Ashley says:

    I took a meterology (geo-physics, actually) class in college and loved it! Been a weather geek ever since. Don’t have my own weather station, but I lust after them. Cliff Mass is a superstar to me. (http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/) And I check out the UW Probabilistic forecast: http://www.probcast.com Annnd I look at the map of really local temps frequently with the Weather Underground (http://wunderground.com) That’s a site where folks with weather stations like Mr. Weathers’ hook them up to the net and share the info with the rest of us, so you can check out the weather in your neighborhood — assuming you have a weather geek in your ‘hood. (I bet Mr. Weather is in there.)
    (Weather becomes a bit more important when you’ll be out in it in a wheelchair. Although I always have my 2 yards of waterproof ripstop nylon with me to cover my legs & feet, just in case.)

    And “perfect sewing weather?” To me it’s a day with “cozy” weather — a little cool, probably raining. IOW, a perfect day to be inside.

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